I might be thinking of something else, but I think it was Gruchy who coined the term.  Not sure if Veblen used it.  I want to say that you can find a definition of economics in Veblen's Prof. Clark's Economics or The Limitations of Marginal Utility, but I don't recall exactly where or what it was.  Well, perhaps that's of some help...

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 8:02 AM, Waller, William <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Does anyone know off hand where Veblen defines economics as the study of social provisioning?

Alas, I am away from home and my library.


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