Veblen

[ veb-luh n ]
/ ˈvɛb lən /

noun

Oswald,1880–1960, U.S. mathematician.
Thor·stein [thawr-stahyn, -stuh n] /ˈθɔr staɪn, -stən/, 1857–1929, U.S. economist and sociologist.
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Veblen

/ (ˈvɛblən) /

noun

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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