Sprache - Englisch

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This carefully crafted ebook: "IMPERIAL GERMANY AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: The Background Origins of World War I - Economic Rise as a Fuel for Political Radicalism" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book was published in 1915, after the First World War began. Veblen considered warfare a threat to economic productivity and contrasted the authoritarian politics of Germany with the democratic tradition of Britain, noting that industrialization in Germany had not produced a progressive political culture. Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution is in major part a study of the deviations in cultural and social growth between the English and the German. It deals with the consequences those differences created in social, economic and other domains. Veblen here describes, through the study of German culture, historical and social aspect, how it came to forming of the Third Reich, even before it was formed. He suggests that the Germany's autocracy was an advantage compared to democratic countries. After it was censored during the war, it was later released and it represents a substantial contribution in its sphere of influence. Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was an American economist and sociologist. He is well known as a witty critic of capitalism. Veblen is famous for the idea of "conspicuous consumption." Conspicuous consumption, along with "conspicuous leisure," is performed to demonstrate wealth or mark social status. Veblen explains the concept in his best-known book, The Theory of the Leisure Class. Within the history of economic thought, Veblen is considered the leader of the institutional economics movement. Veblen's distinction between "institutions" and "technology" is still called the Veblenian dichotomy by contemporary economists.

Über den Autor

Thorstein Veblen was an American economist and sociologist, best known for his incisive critiques of capitalist society and his analysis of the intersection between economics and social mores. Born on July 30, 1857, in Cato, Wisconsin, Veblen was a progenitor of the institutional economics movement and his intellectual legacy continues to influence economic and social theorists to this day. Veblen obtained his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1884 and held various academic positions throughout his career. He was a prolific writer, penning several seminal works that reshaped economic thought, such as 'The Theory of the Leisure Class' and 'The Theory of Business Enterprise.' In 'Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution' (1915), Veblen explored the industrial transformation of Germany and its relationship to political, cultural, and economic changes at the turn of the 20th century. His analysis delved into the dynamics of economic development and their impact on power structures and warfare. Veblen is especially noted for coining the term 'conspicuous consumption,' which remains a vital concept in the study of consumer economics. Veblen's literary style is characterized by a critical, often satirical tone that dissected the societal norms and the economic undercurrents that shape them. He died on August 3, 1929, but his ideas have had a lasting impact, inspiring generations of thinkers who seek to understand the complex social fabric of market-driven economies.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 325 Seiten

Größe: 513,0 KB

ISBN: 8596547771487