railroads divide up the business in an area and set high prices
a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
a general and progressive increase in prices
a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices
Thorstein Veblen's term for a change from the Protestant ethic to an eagerness to show off wealth by the elaborate consumption of goods
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