Thorstein Veblen - Quotes

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Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister. ---->>>

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. ---->>>

All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage. ---->>>

It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community. ---->>>

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature. ---->>>

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress. ---->>>

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before. ---->>>

In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes. ---->>>

The dog commends himself to our favor by affording play to our propensity for mastery. ---->>>

The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods. ---->>>

In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth. ---->>>

Invention is the mother of necessity. ---->>>

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: July 30, 1857
Birthplace: Cato, Wisconsin
Die: 08-03, 1929
Occupation: Economist

Thorstein Bunde Veblen (born Torsten Bunde Veblen; July 30, 1857 – August 3, 1929) was a Norwegian-American economist and sociologist. He was famous as a witty critic of capitalism. Veblen is famous for the idea of "conspicuous consumption". Conspicuous consumption, along with "conspicuous leisure", is performed to demonstrate wealth or mark social status (wikipedia)