Philanthropy and the Gilded Age
As the HBO series The Gilded Age suggests, charity allowed wealthy women to play a visible role in public life. It was also a site of inter-class animosity.
Do Sunspots Explain Global Recession, War, or Famine?
Maybe it's something about the number eleven?
How Life in the Age of Conspicuous Consumption Can Drive You Nuts
Elizabeth McKenzie's "The Portable Veblen" concerns a character named Veblen, a woman who feels keenly the ideas of the great economist.