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The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen is a work of economic analysis conducted in the prose of social satire. The purpose of the book is given in the preface. Veblen seeks to determine the value of the leisure class as an economic factor. In doing this, he must look at how the leisure class evolved. In his examination of the leisure class, he must also look at non-economic features of their social life. The author draws on the experiences of everyday life and observation in his analysis. As such, there are no cited sources in his work.
The Theory of the Leisure Class is a study in economics despite its style of satire and its lack of the traditional economic jargon. Veblen examines the demand and consumption of the upper classes of society in terms that are not the traditional economic terms, and he does...
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