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Veblen would more examples today than when he was alive.  My explanation is that with advertising on television (and elsewhere) status emulation has become "industrialized."

I occasionally teach video creation.  I have sworn that with my next class, I intend to get a DVCAM into everyone's hands and assign everyone to go out a shoot at least 10 examples of conspicuous consumption which we could cut together into a montage.  A clever student could complete such an assignment in 30 minutes.

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by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 at 04:43:14 PM EST
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