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General Introduction book
In the canon of American economists and social thinkers, Thorstein Veblen has long occupied a position that is both commanding and controversial as a result of a series of writings that he authored in the closing years of the nineteenth century and the opening years of the twentieth century. This volume contains the principal items from this oeuvre and presents
them chronologically in four parts, with accompanying editorial essays that introduce each of the 38 selections. The following two-part essay oﬀers a short introduction to Veblen’s biography and to the general theoretical premises of his work as a whole.