by Thorstein Veblen - £4.99 Penguin Books Ltd (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780141023984 | ISBN 10: 0141023988
With its wry portrayal of a shallow, materialistic 'leisure class' obsessed by clothes, cars, consumer goods and climbing the social ladder, this withering satire on modern capitalism is as pertinent today as when it was written over a century ago.
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