Thorstein Veblens Classic Work: The Vested Interests and the Common Man
The Vested Interests and the Common Man.
Item Number: 88146
London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd, 1924.
First British edition of Veblen’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition with light shelf wear to the extremities.
Veblen's classic position on social status is intertwined with his interest in economic class and the political prospects of that class. The Vested Interests is squarely in that tradition. It aims to show how and why a discrepancy has arisen between the accepted principles of law and custom that underlie the business enterprise and the efficient management of industry. He also speculates on the civil and political difficulties inspired by this discrepancy between business civilization, and the social order.