"instinct of workmanship" - "a taste for effective work, and a distaste for futile effort", Building blocks - instincts and institutions, Conflict between "industry" and "business" - the Gilded Age, permeating Veblen's work, Consumption and status - technology advancing, increasing labor productivity, Intellectual context, in Norwegian and English - Veblen, being fluent in German and French, Modern era - capital and business enterprise, Thorstein Veblen, an unconventional individual - and penetrating, original thinker, Veblen's reading of Darwin - and Herbert Spencer's ideas about "Social Darwinism", Veblen's scheme - institutions akin to society's genes, Veblen, coming of age during the "Gilded Age" - United States, a great industrial power
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Mccormick, Ken, "Thorstein Veblen" (2011). Faculty Publications. 1948.