Robert Heilbroner, “The Savage Society of Thorsten Veblen,”

Category : Economics, Philosophy

One hundred and twenty-five years had now passed since The Wealth of Nations appeared in 1776, and in that span of time it seemed as if the great economists had left no aspect of the world unexamined: its magnificence or its squalor, its naivete or its sometimes sinister overtones, its grandiose achievements in technology or its often mean shortcomings in human values.

Source: The Worldly Philosophers (NY: Simon and Schuster, 1998)

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