The Theory of the Leisure Class (Paperback)

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The Theory of the Leisure Class (Paperback)

By Thorstein Veblen, Robert Lekachman (Introduction by)


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A classic of sociology and economics, originally published in 1899

With exquisite irony, Veblen, the "best critic of America that America has produced" (C. Wright Mills), lays bare the hollowness of our canons of taste and culture. 

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780140187953
ISBN-10: 0140187952
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: February 1st, 1994
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics