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THORSTEIN VEBLEN
American economist and social scientist
(1857 - 1929)
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All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage.
      - [Business]

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
      - [Nationalism]

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
      - [Consumption]

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
      - [Education]

Invention is the mother of necessity.
      - [Invention]

The dog commends himself to our favor by affording play to our propensity for mastery.
      - [Dogs]

The walking stick serves the purpose of an advertisement that the bearer's hands are employed otherwise than in useful effort, and it therefore has utility as an evidence of leisure.
      - [Leisure]


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