Thorstein Veblen

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Name: Thorstein Veblen
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Why are bikes so expensive?

Bike prices are rising far above the rate of inflation, with £12,000 machines now available to the average consumer. How did this traditionally working class pastime become so dear, asks Andrew Critchlow What would the American economist Thorstein Veblen ... [Published Telegraph - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Wild nights of the Canaanites revealed by massive wine cellar discovery

A key part of civilisation? E Photos , CC BY-SAThe discovery of a 4,000-year-old wine cellar in Israel has provided the best direct evidence yet of the raucous, boozy celebrations that were a key part of the region’s culture at the time.The cellar was ... [Published Conversation UK - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

A Republican Bestiary

We agree that the Republican Party agenda is evil. So do they, but each faction claims that it is only the extremists (the Rightist Adventurists , in an inversion of Communist jargon) or the RINOs (the Leftist Running Dogs ) that are the problem, not ... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Word Processor: A review of the Bay Area's 'Processed World' in 'The Baffler'

Consider the plight of the office drone: more gadgeted-out than ever, but still facing the same struggle for essential benefits, wages, and dignity that workers have for generations.Utopian reveries spill forth almost daily from the oracles of progress, ... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

American Postsecondary Education: A Prada Handbag or an Irish Potato?

Normally in economics, when the price of something goes up, the demand goes down. As commodity prices rise, fewer commodities are purchased. In tax policy, if you want less of something, you make it more expensive by slapping on a tax. If you want ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 24 2014]
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 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 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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Why are bikes so expensive? [Published Telegraph - 23 hours ago]
Wild nights of the Canaanites revealed by massi... [Published Conversation UK - Aug 27 2014]
A Republican Bestiary [Published Daily Kos - Jul 26 2014]
Word Processor: A review of the Bay Area's 'Pro... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Jul 25 2014]
American Postsecondary Education: A Prada Handb... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 24 2014]
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]
"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]
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]
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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