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Best relevant quote of Veblen on that subject might be:

"The laws of the land are written in the interests of the petty real estate speculator."

In other words, inflating real estate prices has been, at least in USA, a goal so widely shared that to even question it sounds like utter heresy to most people.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sat Feb 24th, 2007 at 01:48:11 PM EST
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