ISBN 9780143037590 | 112 pages | 30 May 2006 | Penguin | 0.11 x 0.11in | 18 - AND UP
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Unproductive consumption of goods is honourable...
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The Leisure Class
Conspicuous Leisure: Status and Servants
Conspicuous Consumption: Women, Luxury Goods and Connoisseurship
Canons of Taste: Greenery and Pets
Admission to the Leisure Class
Survivals of Primitive Male Prowess: Fighting and Sports
Conspicuous Uselessness of Education
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