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Veb·len(vĕb′lən), Thorstein Bunde 1857-1929.
American economist who described a fundamental conflict between the provision of goods and the making of money. In his popular study The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) he coined the phrase conspicuous consumption.
(Biography) 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)
Thor•stein (ˈθɔr staɪn, -stən) 1857–1929, U.S. economist and sociologist.