The Vested Interests and the Common Man.London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd, 1924 Stock Code: 129275
First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in 1919, following publication as articles in 1918-1919. Veblen's book continues his witty critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. In these articles, he argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests, with the common man presented with an illusion of democracy and free enterprise which is no longer present.
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.
Spine lightly rolled, edges a little foxed, else a near-fine copy in the dust jacket, tiny chips and creases around extremities, spine panel a little darkened.
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