Necessary inventions …

10 Sep, 2019 at 09:19 | Posted in Varia | 3 Comments

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The quasi-peaceable gentleman of leisure, then, not only consumes of the staff of life beyond the minimum required for subsistence and physical efficiency, but his consumption also undergoes a specialisation as regards the quality of the goods consumed. He consumes freely and of the best, in food, drink, narcotics, shelter, services, ornaments, apparel, weapons and accoutrements, amusements, amulets, and idols or divinities.

Thorstein Veblen

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  1. Thank you for that picture Lars. I really did need a laugh today 🙂

  2. Must be a member of the French chapter of Ninja Turtles.

  3. The Theory of the Leisure Class – Thorstein Veblen http://moglen.law.columbia.edu/LCS/theoryleisureclass.pdf


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