Conspicuous Consumpters

Social science - so awesome. I didn't even realize I wondered what the answer to this question was, but now I have an answer, an explanation, and data to back it up!

1 comment:

Spice said...

Totally fascinating. And let's hear it for OAM (or, to you, MAM) alum Thorstein Veblen - still relevant, yo!

I wonder if he was quirky at OAM? Anthony Downs definitely gave the impression that he was full of quirk when I saw him at OAM a few years ago. I'm not sure it had been imbued with quirkiness by 1880, though...