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Veblen, Thorstein

Pronunciation: /ˈveblən/
(1857–1929), US economist and social scientist; full name Thorstein Bunde Veblen. He coined the phrase “conspicuous consumption.” His works include The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), a critique of capitalism, and The Theory of Business Enterprise (1904).
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