As recently as a few years ago, buying and driving a hybrid was an exercise in conspicuous consumption.
However, he has a low threshhold for ostentatious displays of privilege, conspicuous consumption, and negligence.
I am talking about work from Kerwin Charles, Erik Hurst, and Nikolai Roussanov on conspicuous consumption and race.
So-called generous displays may be conspicuous consumption designed to inspire envy.
College-educated people spend less on "conspicuous consumption" merchandise than high school-educated people.
They brag about their conspicuous consumption Jay-Z, eat your heart out.
This isn't the old-time expanding economy based on obsolescence and conspicuous consumption.
The need of vicarious leisure, or conspicuous consumption of service, is a dominant incentive to the keeping of servants.
conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
High-bred manners and ways of living are items of conformity to the norm of conspicuous leisure and conspicuous consumption.
Buying unnecessary and expensive products and services as a way to show off wealth. The term was coined by U.S. economist Thorstein Veblen in The Theory of the Leisure Class.