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A Veblen Treasury: From Leisure Class to War, Peace and Capitalism
From Leisure Class to War, Peace and Capitalism

ISBN 9781563242625
Published March 1, 1994 by Routledge
448 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 2015. Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was a contemporary of John Dewey and C.S. Peirce and ranks as one of the seminal minds of his generation of American thinkers in economics and sociology. He was a caustic critic of American business culture and his prose being peppered with Latin vocabulary might have made his ideas difficult to comprehend to the layperson. This collection of his writings looks at Veblen's works, main concepts and enables the reader to sample the broad spectrum of his thought and to reach his or her own conclusions regarding its present relevance.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Theory of the Leisure Class; pre Preface; Introduction Introductory; Chapter 1 Pecuniary Emulation; Chapter 2 Conspicuous Leisure; Chapter 3 Conspicuous Consumption; Chapter 4 The Pecuniary Standard of Living; Chapter 5 Pecuniary Canons of Taste; Chapter 6 Dress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture; Part 2 In Criticism of Economists; Chapter 7 Industrial and Pecuniary Employments; Chapter 8 Why Is Economics Not an Evolutionary Science?; Chapter 9 The Preconceptions of Economic Science; Chapter 10 The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and His Followers; Part 3 The Basis of Social Institutions; Chapter 11 Races and Peoples; Chapter 12 The Instinct of Workmanship; Chapter 13 Ownership and the Industrial Arts; Chapter 14 The Discipline of the Machine; Chapter 15 On the Merits of Borrowing; Chapter 16 On the Penalty of Taking the Lead; Part 4 The Case of the United States; Chapter 17 The Captain of Industry; Chapter 18 The Independent Farmer; Chapter 19 The Country Town; pt3 Culture, Religion, and Education; Chapter 20 The Place of Science in Modern Civilization; Chapter 21 The Intellectual Pre-Eminence of Jews in Modern Europe; Chapter 22 Christian Morals and the Competitive System; Chapter 23 Salesmanship and the Churches; Chapter 24 The Higher Learning; Chapter 25 The “Great Man” and His “Just” Rewards; Part 6 On War, Peace, and Capitalism; Chapter 26 The Dynastic State: The Case of Germany; Chapter 27 Peace and the Price System; Chapter 28 Review of J.M. Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace;

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