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Thorstein Veblen Quotes & Quotations
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    All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen
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    Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen
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    Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen
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    In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen
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    In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen
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    In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen
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    It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen
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    The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen
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    The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen
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    The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before. Thorstein-VeblenThorstein Veblen