Thorstein Veblen

Type: Person
Name: Thorstein Veblen
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Speed Kills

"S leeker. Faster. More Intuitive" ( The New York Times ); "Welcome to a world where speed is everything" (Verizon FiOS); "Speed is God, and time is the devil" (chief of Hitachi’s portable-computer division). In "real" time, life speeds up until time ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Existence of social class based on wealth is fuelling corruption

The fight against corruption will remain a big challenge but not because the laws are weak . Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo was spot-on when he said the country has an excellent legal framework to fight corruption, but that it has been watered down by apathy. ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Some Jerk Trolled All The Conservatives About Lena Dunham What A Jerk

From our good pal and Happy Nice Time People alumnus Kaleb Horton comes an epic tale of Mistaken Reading. Usually, the “fake thing mistaken for real thing” stories we most often see result from some poor doofus getting taken in by a satirical ... [Published Wonkette - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Say No to the Dress

I. I tweeted the following image I found somewhere on Reddit: Apparently this photo was taken at the Carnegie Science Center, who wrote this explanation for the dearth of activities scheduled for girls: We understand your frustration and would ... [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Paul Krugman: The Show-Off Society

When it comes to the wealthy, is this time different?: The Show-Off Society, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times : Liberals talk about circumstances; conservatives talk about character.This intellectual divide is most obvious when the subject is ... [Published Economist's View - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

If you got it, stow it

EARLIER this week David Brooks, a conservative social commentator with a column at the New York Times , wrote a meandering and unconvincing column on the state of the world. He argued in the piece that the world's current troubles look comparatively minor ... [Published The Economist - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

'Having It and Flaunting It'

Paul Krugman: Having It and Flaunting It : David Brooks is getting some ribbing for suggesting that the wealthy should “follow a code of seemliness”, not living the lavish lifestyles they can afford. ...I want to talk a bit about the economics ... [Published Economist's View - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Necessary Luxuries

© James Wojick -2008Say “luxury” these days and watch what happens. Eyes tend to roll. Mouths twitch. Fists may even pound the table. It’s not that luxury is dead, says Wall Street Journal wealth reporter Robert Frank, “but conspicuous consumption is.” ... [Published Departures Magazine - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Apple Demand Explained By Thorstein Veblen

Summary US and Japanese mobile networks are among the world's slowest. IOS "user engagement" may simply be longer download times in markets where iOS has a large share. Demand for iPhones more likely "conspicuous consumption" than discerning customers. ... [Published Seeking Alpha - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Meet the anti-gay, sexist, celebrity “genius”: Why Peter Thiel is grossly overrated

Is wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel a world-class intellectual — one of the great geniuses of our time? This is what journalist Roger Parloff claims, in that sets a new standard in sycophancy: A gifted rhetorician ... [Published Salon - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Brunch is a waste of time, money and drunken pleasure that you don't have

Many people who spend money and time on brunch are part of a class of people who don’t have much time or money to spend anymore. Photograph: Creative CommonsBrunch: it sounds like such a high-class word, conjuring up a mannered event, like the decidedly ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

How to Be Rich: It’s Knowing When to Stop

My father often echoed the saying, “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor, and I like rich better.” Sounds simple. But how do you get rich in the first place? What is rich? Believing my father, I thought I’d know rich when I got there. I don’t. The longer ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 21 2014]

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Speed Kills [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Oct 20 2014]
Existence of social class based on wealth is fu... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 20 2014]
Some Jerk Trolled All The Conservatives About L... [Published Wonkette - Oct 08 2014]
Say No to the Dress [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Oct 07 2014]
Paul Krugman: The Show-Off Society [Published Economist's View - Sep 26 2014]
If you got it, stow it [Published The Economist - Sep 26 2014]
'Having It and Flaunting It' [Published Economist's View - Sep 24 2014]
Necessary Luxuries [Published Departures Magazine - Sep 20 2014]
Apple Demand Explained By Thorstein Veblen [Published Seeking Alpha - Sep 15 2014]
Meet the anti-gay, sexist, celebrity “genius”: ... [Published Salon - Sep 11 2014]
Brunch is a waste of time, money and drunken pl... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 31 2014]
How to Be Rich: It’s Knowing When to Stop [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 21 2014]
"Spent" looks at why, when scientific research ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jun 06 2014]
[tt] Economist: Free exchange: Nice work if you... [Published TranshumanTech - May 24 2014]
Michael Hudson: The New Cold War’s Ukraine Gambit [Published naked capitalism - May 16 2014]
Gilt by association [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - May 02 2014]
'That Kind of Luxe Just Ain't for Us' [Published REASON Online - Apr 30 2014]
La Follette's Lessons in Empire [Published Antiwar.com - Apr 03 2014]
The Progressive Lineage of Macklemore’s And Lor... [Published REASON Online - Feb 01 2014]
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Some Jerk Trolled All The Conservatives About L... [Published Wonkette - Oct 08 2014]
From our good pal and Happy Nice Time People alumnus Kaleb Horton comes an epic tale of Mistaken Reading. Usually, the “fake thing mistaken for real thing” stories we most often see result from some poor doofus getting taken in by a satirical ...
Say No to the Dress [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Oct 07 2014]
I. I tweeted the following image I found somewhere on Reddit: Apparently this photo was taken at the Carnegie Science Center, who wrote this explanation for the dearth of activities scheduled for girls: We understand your frustration and would ...
Paul Krugman: The Show-Off Society [Published Economist's View - Sep 26 2014]
When it comes to the wealthy, is this time different?: The Show-Off Society, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times : Liberals talk about circumstances; conservatives talk about character.This intellectual divide is most obvious when the subject is ...
'Having It and Flaunting It' [Published Economist's View - Sep 24 2014]
Paul Krugman: Having It and Flaunting It : David Brooks is getting some ribbing for suggesting that the wealthy should “follow a code of seemliness”, not living the lavish lifestyles they can afford. ...I want to talk a bit about the economics ...
How to Be Rich: It’s Knowing When to Stop [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 21 2014]
My father often echoed the saying, “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor, and I like rich better.” Sounds simple. But how do you get rich in the first place? What is rich? Believing my father, I thought I’d know rich when I got there. I don’t. The longer ...
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