The Theory of the Leisure Class

  title={The Theory of the Leisure Class},
  author={John Cummings},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={425 - 455}
  • John Cummings
  • Published 1 September 1899
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
As A contribution to the general theory of sociology Dr. Veblen's Thteory of tl/c Leisutre Claiss requires no other commendation for its scholarly performalnce than that which a casual reading of the work readily inspires. Its highly original character makes any abridgment of it exceedingly difficult and inadequate, and such an abridgment cannot be even attempted here. For those familiar with the author's other publications, it is needless to add that his analysis of social conventions has been… 
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