Thorstein Veblen

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Noun1.Thorstein Veblen - United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
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Innis' biography indicates that he came to a critical view of the economy in his studies at Chicago under Frank Knight and indirectly from Thorsten Veblen who in the roaring 1920s were critical of what they saw emerging in the U.S.
A number of Chinese who studied in the United States during the 1920s returned home influenced by American technocratic ideals of such figures as Thorsten Veblen and Howard Scott.
Coverage encompasses Ibn Khaldun, Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau, Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx, Herbert Spencer, Thorsten Veblen, Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Max Weber, George Herbert Mead, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Joseph A.