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Three quiet cheers.  Theory of the Leisure Class despite its stodgy prose style (which one can get used to after an initial culture shock), somewhat disorganised presentation, and what can charitably be called a naif model of history, ethnicity etc ("dolichocephalic blonds," indeed) remains one of my favourite texts.  Veblen's insight into caste, class, privilege and display behaviours (and their relation to waste and dysfunction) remains as cogent today as it was when written.  I only wish I could hear what the canny old fellow would have had to say about SUVs.  I'll try to track down a germane bit of text this weekend...

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 at 02:48:15 AM EST

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