The Theory of the Leisure Class - Thorstein Veblen
A classic of sociology and economics, originally published in 1899
With exquisite irony, Veblen, the “best critic of America that America has produced” (C. Wright Mills), lays bare the hollowness of our canons of taste and culture.
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Penguin Classics. 1994. 416 pages. Paperback.