Thorstein Veblen: An American Economic Perspective
I recently attended an outstanding symposium on Thorstein Veblen in Istanbul, hosted by the Chamber of Engineers, an amazingly radicalized group.
Here is the introduction to the paper I presented there: Comments and Questions always appreciated.
Given his insight and his style, Thorstein Veblen has become more relevant than ever, given current conditions. Neoliberalism in both economics and politics is enjoying a stranglehold on society. Its arrogant supporters blithely dismiss any information that might contradict their rigid dogma and treat all who would challenge them with contempt. To make matters worse, the neoliberals also dominate the media and academia, making respectful or even intelligent debate virtually impossible.