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The Theory of the Leisure Class
by Thorstein Veblen


Overview - Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. As wealth accumulates on his hands, his own unaided effort will not avail to sufficiently put his opulence in evidence by this method. The aid of friends and competitors is therefore brought in by resorting to the giving of valuable presents and expensive feasts and entertainments.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. As wealth accumulates on his hands, his own unaided effort will not avail to sufficiently put his opulence in evidence by this method. The aid of friends and competitors is therefore brought in by resorting to the giving of valuable presents and expensive feasts and entertainments.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781169294721
  • ISBN-10: 1169294723
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 226
  • Dimensions: 7.01 x 10 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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