The Theory of the Leisure Class
The Theory of the Leisure Class3.86 7 5 Author: Thorstein Veblen Narrator: John Lescault
With a cool gaze and devastating wit, Veblen examines the human cost paid when social institutions are founded on the consumption of unessential goods for the sake of personal profit. Fashion, beauty, sports, the home, the clergy, scholars—all are assessed for their true usefulness and found wanting. Indeed, Veblen’s critique covers all aspects of modern life from dress, class, industry, business, and home decoration to religion, scholarship, education, and the position of women, laying bare the hollowness of many cherished standards of taste and culture.
The targets of Veblen’s brilliant, scathing satire are as evident today as they were when this classic of economic and social theory was first published, and his book still has the power to shock and enlighten.
More information about the audiobook:Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Length: 11H 54Min
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