The Portable Veblen Mixes Uneasy Marital Comedy With Psychic Squirrels, As One Does


Thorstein Veblen was a Norwegian-American writer and economist famous for decrying conspicuous consumption, getting run out of teaching jobs at Stanford and the University of Chicago in the early 1900s, and cataloging the psychological trauma of capitalism. All of which makes him a rather strange namesake for a…

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