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The Theory of the Leisure Class

Written by Robert Lekachman, Thorstein Veblen

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

The Theory of the Leisure Class Synopsis

This classic of economic thought is a scathing critique of American snobbery and wastefulness. Chief among the practices that Veblen so wittily satirizes is conspicuous consumption , a pattern of behaviour that still flourishes among us.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140187953
Publication date: 27th July 1995
Author: Robert Lekachman, Thorstein Veblen
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages

About Robert Lekachman, Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was a Norwegian-American sociologist and economist and a leader of the Efficiency Movement. In 1919, Veblen, along with Charles Beard, James Harvey Robinson and John Dewey, helped found the New School for Social Research (known today as New School University). Robert Lekachman was a professor of economics at Lehman College, City University of New York, and is the author of The Age of Keynes and Capitalism for Beginners.

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