The Theory of the Leisure Class, by Thorstein Veblen

Table of Contents

Introductory

Pecuniary Emulation

Conspicuous Leisure

Conspicuous Consumption

The Pecuniary Standard of Living

Pecuniary Canons of Taste

Dress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture

Industrial Exemption and Conservatism

The Conservation of Archaic Traits

Modern Survivals of Prowess

The Belief in Luck

Devout Observances

Survivals of the Non–Invidious Interests

The Higher Learning as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture

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