Thorstein Veblen Thorstein Bunde Veblen
) was an American
Johns Hopkins University
, his most famous work,
The Theory of the Leisure Class
) is a biting
directed at the leisure class.
He coined the widely used phrases "
conspicuous consumption" and "pecuniary emulation".
Veblen made his home in
Nerstrand, Minnesota. Veblen's ideas inspired Technocracy, Inc.
The Instinct of Workmanship and the Irksomeness of Labor, 1898
The Theory of the Leisure Class: an economic study of institutions, 1899
Theory of Business Enterprise, 1904
The Instincts of Worksmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts, 1914
The Higher Learning In America: A Memorandum On the Conduct of Universities By Business Men, 1918
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