The Theory of the Leisure Class (Essential Economics Series: Celebrated Economists) (Kobo eBook)

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The Theory of the Leisure Class' was first published in 1899. It's author, Thorstein Veblen, was the son of Norwegian American immigrants. He grew up to become a prominent economist and sociologist, producing many books and articles, and is often remembered for his use evolutionary theory to develop a 20th century theory of economics. This particular work is an economic treatise and detailed social critique of conspicuous consumption as a function of social-class consumerism. It claims that the division of labour of the feudal period has continued into the modern era. This is a must read for anyone with an interest in the influential ideas of this renowned thinker. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography.