Chapter 1 Introduction
* Upper classes do not hold industrial positions, only positions with prestige associated with them.
* In primitive cultures, production and consumption were not distinct, but in industrial culture, work is stigmatized by the upper classes.
* In industrial culture, man exhibits power over nature and becomes predatory as a result of technology and the use of tools.
* The leisure class came into being with property ownership, when the accumulation of goods became desirable.
* The desire to own property is the desire to work, and the possession of wealth becomes a meritorious act.
* People are judged and ranked in terms of their wealth.
* The avoidance of labor distinguishes the leisure class from the industrial class.
* The leisure class must follow a strict regimen of manners and conspicuous consumption of wealth to distinguish the classes from one another.
* Servants' dress and manners reflects on the wealth...
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