Thorstein Veblen

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Name: Thorstein Veblen
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 2 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]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Men who buy expensive watches are stupid

Expensive watches are just status symbols for men who don't have the imagination to blow their money on something interesting, says Alex Proud I’m sure I’m not alone in occasionally playing games of "What-if?" with my career. And I’m equally sure that ... [Published Telegraph - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

The Abiding Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith

I want however to speak about Galbraith the economist, and to go a bit beyond the comment I made at his 90th birthday almost nine years back. On that occasion I asserted — what I believe to be true – that as an economist he transcends fame. In the long ... [Published Boston IMC - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

The wealthy are not paying their share

Drawing from surveys, psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Angus Deaton famously deduced money doesn’t buy happiness above the $75,000 annual income level -- at least not measurably.The premise is that $75,000 guarantees food, shelter and care for ... [Published Colchester Bulletin - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 21 2014 - 1 reports

Citizen cashmere: Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli was accorded royal status in the world of precious fibres when the Wall Street Journal called him the King of Cashmere. But what makes him fascinating is the spiritual dimension that he perceives in luxury. Talk to him for more than ... [Published Telegraph - Jun 21 2014]
First reported Jun 14 2014 - Updated Jun 14 2014 - 1 reports

Daddies & social science

In urban Pakistan, it’s the nightmare of every father who has college-going children.“Daddy, there’s something I have to tell you.”“Yes beta?”*Long pause*Daddy is looking at Mom for cues.“What has she done?”“I know you strictly forbade me to, but..”“But ... [Published The Nation Pakistan - Jun 14 2014]
First reported Jun 06 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 1 reports

"Spent" looks at why, when scientific research shows that more stuff doesn’t lead to more happiness, humans are driven to endlessly acquire

Jonathan Gottschall in Seed: Why do some people pay a 100,000 percent premium for a Rolex when a Timex is such a sleek and efficient timepiece? Why do others kill themselves at work just so they can get there in a Lexus? Why do we pay 1,000 times ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jun 06 2014]
First reported May 24 2014 - Updated May 24 2014 - 1 reports

[tt] Economist: Free exchange: Nice work if you can get out

Free exchange: Nice work if you can get out http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21600989-why-rich-now-have-less-leisure-poor-nice-work-if-you-can-get-out?fsrc=nlw|hig|4-16-2014|8329786|35162978| Why the rich now have less leisure than ... [Published TranshumanTech - May 24 2014]
First reported May 21 2014 - Updated May 21 2014 - 1 reports

My favourite waste of time: Why Candy Crush and Angry Birds are so compulsive

"Help, I'm addicted to Candy Crush Saga!""That's terrible... have you got past level 65?" Photograph: Katherine Rose for the ObserverThere is one question a lot of people ask while playing Candy Crush Saga: why am I playing Candy Crush Saga?This saccharine-splattered ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 21 2014]
First reported May 02 2014 - Updated May 02 2014 - 1 reports

Gilt by association

Is there a case for re-examining the collapse of 2008 in light of Thomas Piketty's new book? "Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not out to get you!"AnonTo be frank I can't be arsed to Google for long enough to discover theoriginator ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - May 02 2014]
First reported Apr 30 2014 - Updated Apr 30 2014 - 1 reports

'That Kind of Luxe Just Ain't for Us'

Macklemore and Lorde, artists who have built their careers uponsongs attacking the desire for luxuries among African Americans,received the highest commendations from the music establishmentthis year in the form of multiple Grammy awards. Their songscontinue ... [Published REASON Online - Apr 30 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

WCEG Down Again... Things to Read on Thursday Evening April 10, 2014

Must-Reads: Ezra Klein: Why Won't Obama Lead? : "Unlike in parliamentary systems, the president is not the leader of the party that wields power in the legislature. Instead, the president often leads the party that is the minority in one or both chambers ... [Published Brad DeLong - Apr 10 2014]

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How to Be Rich: It’s Knowing When to Stop [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 21 2014]
How to Be Rich: It’s Knowing When to Stop [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 21 2014]
Men who buy expensive watches are stupid [Published Telegraph - Jul 21 2014]
The Abiding Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith [Published Boston IMC - Jul 19 2014]
The wealthy are not paying their share [Published Colchester Bulletin - Jul 19 2014]
Surveillance Capitalism [Published Monthly Review - Jul 01 2014]
Citizen cashmere: Brunello Cucinelli [Published Telegraph - Jun 21 2014]
Daddies & social science [Published The Nation Pakistan - Jun 14 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]
My favourite waste of time: Why Candy Crush and... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 21 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]
A modest proposal: reduce pets for a sustainabl... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 25 2014]
Joan Robinson’s “Introduction to Modern Economics” [Published naked capitalism - Apr 16 2014]
Karl Polanyi Explains It All [Published TAPPED - Apr 15 2014]
WCEG Down Again... Things to Read on Thursday E... [Published Brad DeLong - Apr 10 2014]
WCEG Down Again... Things to Read on Thursday E... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Apr 10 2014]
La Follette's Lessons in Empire [Published Antiwar.com - Apr 03 2014]
Neo-liberalism Expressed as Simple Rules [Published naked capitalism - Mar 17 2014]
British women are the queens of leisure? Give m... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 10 2014]
[tt] Aeon: David Sloan Wilson: How evolution ca... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 27 2014]
"How Mainstream Economics Failed To Grasp The I... [Published Social Europe Journal - Feb 05 2014]
Theory of the new leisure class [Published Power Line - Feb 05 2014]
The Progressive Lineage of Macklemore’s And Lor... [Published REASON Online - Feb 01 2014]
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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 ...
"Spent" looks at why, when scientific research ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jun 06 2014]
Jonathan Gottschall in Seed: Why do some people pay a 100,000 percent premium for a Rolex when a Timex is such a sleek and efficient timepiece? Why do others kill themselves at work just so they can get there in a Lexus? Why do we pay 1,000 times ...
[tt] Economist: Free exchange: Nice work if you... [Published TranshumanTech - May 24 2014]
Free exchange: Nice work if you can get out http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21600989-why-rich-now-have-less-leisure-poor-nice-work-if-you-can-get-out?fsrc=nlw|hig|4-16-2014|8329786|35162978| Why the rich now have less leisure than ...
Michael Hudson: The New Cold War’s Ukraine Gambit [Published naked capitalism - May 16 2014]
By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His latest book is “ The Bubble and Beyond .” This article is from a new book, Flashpoint ...
Joan Robinson’s “Introduction to Modern Economics” [Published naked capitalism - Apr 16 2014]
By Rumplestatskin, a professional economist with a background in property development, environmental economics research and economic regulation. Follow him on Twitter @rumplestatskin . Cross posted from MacroBusiness . Imagine a modern economics ...
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