Thorstein Veblen Quotes

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Thorstein Veblen

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
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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.
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The dog commends himself to our favour by affording play to our propensity for mastery.
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In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
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All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage.
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Invention is the mother of necessity.
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American economist, 1857-1929

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Economist, American
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