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Thorstein Veblen
(1857-1929) born on
Jul 30
US economist, social scientist. He applied an evolutionary, dynamic approach to the study of economics in "Theory of the Leisure Class," 1899.
         
   
F
In point of substantial merit -- the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing and dancing.

R
The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
A
Invention is the mother of necessity.
N
The superior gratification derived from the use and contemplation of costly and supposedly beautiful products is, commonly, in great measure a gratification of our sense of costliness masquerading under the name of beauty.
K
All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to a judicious use of sabotage.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Higher Learning in America," 1918.
R: "The Place of Science in Modern Civilization."
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: "The Theory of the Leisure Class," 1899.
K: "The Nature of Peace."
   


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