Veblen

[veb-luh n]
noun
  1. Oswald,1880–1960, U.S. mathematician.
  2. Thor·stein [thawr-stahyn, -stuh n] /ˈθɔr staɪn, -stən/, 1857–1929, U.S. economist and sociologist.
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Examples from the Web for veblen

Contemporary Examples of veblen

  • Pappy has become a prime example of a certain kind of product that economists called a “Veblen good.”

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    The Cult of Pappy van Winkle

    Eric Felten

    December 3, 2014

  • With Veblen goods, the demand does the opposite, growing as the price goes up.

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    The Cult of Pappy van Winkle

    Eric Felten

    December 3, 2014

Historical Examples of veblen

  • Veblen says that patriotism is the only obstacle to peace among the nations.

  • Veblen describes the process admirably in his "Theory of the Leisure Class."

    The Next Step

    Scott Nearing

  • In saying all this, I am as far as possible from questioning the value of Veblen's work.

    The Value of Money

    Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

  • "Taxonomy" does not appear to me so dreadful a word as it does to Veblen.

    The Value of Money

    Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

  • Veblen has elaborated the doctrine that stocks and bonds are much the same.

    The Value of Money

    Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.


British Dictionary definitions for veblen

Veblen

noun
  1. Thorstein (ˈθɔːstɪn). 1857–1929, US economist and social scientist, noted for his analysis of social and economic institutions. His works include The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) and The Theory of Business Enterprise (1904)
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