FACELESS ENTITIES WHICH MOVE ECONOMIES

Absentee ownership and business enterprise in recent times. The case of America.

New York, B. W. Huebsch, 1923.

8vo, pp. [8], 445, [1 blank]; a very good copy in publisher’s green ribbed cloth, blindstamped border and device to boards, spine gilt; remains of dust-jacket preserved, pencil notes to rear wrapper, and to title-page.

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First edition of Veblen’s most caustic work. In it, ‘he concluded that the forces of business-as-usual and of national integrity were steadily coalescing “by night and cloud” and that the continued supremacy of business nationalism would probably lead to a renewal of the servile despotism characteristic of earlier epochs’ (IESS).

IESS (1923).

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