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“[M]any evidences of keen and profound thought, of a high grade of scholarship and of a breadth and sureness of vision . . . penetrated by flashes of inimitable satiric wit that is delightful.”—Industrial and Labor Relations Review--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Thorstein Veblen was once described by Fortune magazine as "America's most brilliant and influential critic of modern business and the values of a business civilization," and his wisdom and often dry, satiric wit continues to be obvious today.
In The Theory of Business Enterprise, first published in 1904, he ravages corporate malfeasance and the greed that was spurring the robber barons of his day. If it all sounds familiar a century later, it's a testament to the timelessness of Veblen's criticisms of the corporate world, the wrongdoings of which today he would readily recognize. Modern readers will appreciate this reintroduction to one of the great economic thinkers. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
It's a classic philosophy/economic text. Veblen is not easy to read at first, but he's worth the struggle.Published 2 months ago by Robert Marlowe
More great stuff by Veblen.
Fairly easy to read and straightforward.
This is a must read classic about the effects of the "Machine Process"
and the... Read more
Theory of Business Enterprise is on my list of must reads. It was revolutionary when written and is still highly relevant today. Read morePublished 20 months ago by always question
This is an exceptional book. By reading it, is like taking the "red pill" and you start to see the matrix of the global economy in its full riality. If you dare read it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kyriakos Varveris
As with numerous other social theorists who have made a lasting impression on contemporary thought, Veblen was born in the latter part of the 19th Century and died in the early... Read morePublished on May 24, 2009 by not a natural
I admit I've only made it to page 103 (that's a little over half way through) as I write this review. My excuse is that I've reading it concurrently with my second reading of Wm. Read morePublished on February 22, 2007 by Phutatorius
Marx was the first economist to present a basic two sector model analyzing the business cycle over time in a dynamic fashion. Read morePublished on November 22, 2004 by Michael Emmett Brady
Thorstein Veblen gives a very detailed, logical account of the business enterprise as he saw it in the 1900's. Read more