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Wither business ideology: revisiting Veblen's theory of engineers as revolutionary actors

Öncü, Ahmet (2009) Wither business ideology: revisiting Veblen's theory of engineers as revolutionary actors. Review of Radical Political Economics, 41 (2). pp. 196-215. ISSN 0486-6134 (Print) 1552-8502 (Online)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0486613409331431

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Veblen; ideology; institutional economics
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
ID Code:23153
Deposited By:Ahmet Öncü
Deposited On:15 Jan 2014 11:17
Last Modified:22 Feb 2014 18:07

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