Thorstein Veblen bio

Birth Name: Thorstein Veblen

Occupation: Economist

Place Of Birth: WI

Date Of Birth: July 30, 1857

Date Of Death: August 3, 1929

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Thorstein Veblen was born on the 30th of July, 1857. He was famous for being a Economist. An American author known for his famous work The Theory of the Leisure Class, he combined Darwinism with economic theory to critique capitalism. He served on the faculty of both the University of Chicago and the University of Missouri.

Thorstein Veblen was born in WI. He studied first at Carleton College and later at Johns Hopkins University. His famous debut work, Theory of the Leisure Class, was published in 1899. He published such works as Theory of Business Enterprise (1904) and Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution (1915). He coined the term “conspicuous consumption.”

Thorstein Veblen was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Thorstein Veblen was born in 1850s.

Thorstein Veblen is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Thorstein Veblen was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Thorstein Veblen
NICKNAME: Thorstein
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Thorstein Veblen was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Thorstein Veblen was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Thorstein Veblen had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Thorstein Veblen’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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