Thorstein Veblen – Conspicuous Consumption

A quote from the Conspicuous Uselessness of Education by Thorstein Veblen (1857 – 1929)

“The classics, and their position of prerogative in the scheme of education to which the higher seminaries of education cling with such a fond predilection, serve to shape the intellectual attitude and lower the economic efficiency of the new learned generation.”

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