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    DescriptionAt the time of its initial publication in 1904, The Higher Learning in America was known in educated circles as the most reflective study ever made of the university system in America. Veblen's evaluation of the misleading notions and erroneous beliefs were inherent in "the higher learning" was received as fair by most academics. As a result, many believed he paved the way to an improved age in college education. Just as applicable today as they were decades ago, his sophisticated style remains deprecatingly amusing; his biting critique just as disquieting as it was at the turn of the 19th century. The Higher Learning in America remains a penetrating book by one of America's greatest social critics. American economist and sociologist THORSTEIN BUNDE VEBLEN (1857-1929) was educated at Carleton College, Johns Hopkins University and Yale University. He coined the phrase "conspicuous consumption." Among his most famous works are The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), The Theory of Business Enterprise (1904), and Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution (1915).

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    The Higher Learning in America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thorstein Veblen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    ISBN 13: 9781596052611
    ISBN 10: 1596052619

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB, JNM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: L
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 378
    Abridged Dewey: 378
    DC22: 378
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, EDU015000
    Thema V1.0: JNM, NH
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    28 September 2005