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affluent society

affluent society  

A society in which material wealth is widely distributed; often with allusion to the book of that title (1958) by the American economist John Kenneth Galbraith.
banking

banking  

A system of trading in money which involved safeguarding deposits and making funds available for borrowers, banking developed in the Middle Ages in response to the growing need for credit in ...
land tenure

land tenure  

Land could be held in a number of ways. Theoretically all land was owned ultimately by the crown, but most of it has been ‘sold’ to private individuals or public ...
Theory of Business Enterprise

Theory of Business Enterprise  

(1904). In this sequel to his better-known Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), Thorstein Veblen painted an unflattering portrait of the business class.Inverting Horatio Alger's image of the virtuous ...
trade

trade  

[Ge]In archaeology this term tends to be used in its broadest sense to mean the transfer of goods between communities, recognizing that many different social mechanisms may be responsible for those ...

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