Conspicuous Consumption is Over

It's All About Intangibles Now

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Proud woman showing off all her purchases and shopping bags.
07/10/2017
It's All About Intangibles Now In 1899, the economist Thorstein Veblen observed that silver spoons and corsets were markers of elite social position. In Veblen’s now famous treatise The Theory of... read more
Proud woman showing off all her purchases and shopping bags.
07/10/2017
It's All About Intangibles Now In 1899, the economist Thorstein Veblen observed that silver spoons and corsets were markers of elite social position. In Veblen’s now famous treatise The Theory of... read more