Veblen: Man from Mars

Johnson, Edgar
July 1941
New Republic;7/28/41, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p121
Presents a satire on U.S. economist and social critic Thorstein Veblen. Critique of paraphernalia employed by him while analyzing social research principles; Account of over-rationalism incorporated by him while defining social theories; Assessment of his detailed and devastating criticism of finance-capitalism and an analysis of business civilization; Depiction of his idiosyncrasy while discussing his book "The Theory of the Leisure Class."


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