Veblen in Plain English: A Complete Introduction to Thorstein Veblen's Economics
Cambria, 2006 - 144 páginas
This comprehensive introduction to Thorstein Veblen's economics, written by distinguished economist Dr. Ken McCormick, is intended for the student and the non-specialist. A complete interpretation of Veblen's work is presented and includes an analysis of instincts and institutions, technology, social and institutional change, and capital and business enterprise. In addition, consumer behavior, conspicuous leisure, status-driven consumption and its implications are also discussed in detail. The work also includes a Foreword by Dr. Rick Tilman, a noted Veblen scholar.
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Heretics ” are rarely burned at the stake anymore in the West , but one ' s
employment and reputation are put at risk by unorthodox views . In contrast ,
there are rewards for not rocking the boat . As Veblen accurately observed , “ the
well - worn ...
Adam Smith observed that many universities “ have chosen to remain , for a long
time , the sanctuaries in which exploded systems and obsolete prejudices found
shelter and protection , after they had been hunted out of every other corner of ...
If something is expensive , it must be beautiful . As Veblen observed , “ the high
gloss of . . . a patent leather shoe has no more intrinsic beauty than a similarly
high gloss on a threadbare sleeve ” [ Ibid . 131 - 2 ] . The gloss of the patent
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This is a wonderful book! It reads very well gives you the basic outline for different topics that Veblen wrote on. Each topic will cover material from anything he wrote, not just looking at the theory of leisure class or the theory of the business enterprise in isolated. This book is especially import since Veblen's own way to right things can be very confusing, but McCormick makes Veblen easy to understand.
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