“The process of developing an aesthetic nausea takes more or less time; the length of time required in any case being inversely as the degree of intrinsic odiousness of the style in question. This time relation between odiousness and instability in fashions affords ground for the inference that the more rapidly the styles succeed and displace one another, the more offensive they are to sound taste … the more rapidly will fashions shift and change, the more grotesque and intolerable will be the varying styles that successively come into vogue.” – Thorstien Veblen

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