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The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions

Author: Thorstein Veblen
ISBN #: 
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Viking Press
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: no jacket
Pub Date: 1945
light shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, covers rubbed, top edge dusty; no jacket. Reprint. Nineteenth century economic analysis whose findings are quite appropriate to the 21st century. To wit:"That the contemporary lords of the manor, the businessmen who own the means of production, have employed themselves in the economically unproductive practices of conspicuous consumption and conspicuous leisure, which are useless activities that contribute neither to the economy nor to the material production of the useful goods and services required for the functioning of society; while it is the middle class and the working class who are usefully employed in the industrialised, productive occupations that support the whole of society."--Wikipedia. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!