Wither Business Ideology: Revisiting Veblen's Theory of Engineers as Revolutionary Actors
Öncü, Ahmet (2008) Wither Business Ideology: Revisiting Veblen's Theory of Engineers as Revolutionary Actors. (Accepted/In Press)
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Each major work of Veblen is a theoretical step taken further towards the solution of the problem already posed in The Theory of the Leisure Class: the continuity of the habit of invidious comparison that renders humans self-centric agents. Veblen, by juxtaposing “engineers” to the pecuniary class, sought to illustrate a contingency for the negation of invidious comparison, which may eradicate the legitimacy of business ideology and its reckless and futile end of accumulation of personal wealth.
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