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vested interests

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  • n. Plural form of vested interest.
  • n. those groups that seek to control an existing system or activity from which they derive benefit

Etymologies

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Popularized in sociology by Thorstein Veblen, The Vested Interests and the Common Man, 1919. From legal notion of a vested (‘secured, permanent’) interest.

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