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Luxury Fever

Why Money Fails to Satisfy in An Era of Excess
Frank, Robert H. (Book - 1999 )
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In this thought-provoking analysis of the economics of personal decisions, Robert Frank chronicles the new boom of conspicuous consumption and exposes the hidden prices paid for ever more elaborate houses, cars and lifestyles. He explains how a simple change in incentives would lead to a longer, healthier and more satisfying life.
Authors: Frank, Robert H.
Title: Luxury fever
why money fails to satisfy in an era of excess
Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, c1999
Characteristics: 326 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Robert H. Frank
ISBN: 0684842343
Branch Call Number: 305.5234 F828L 1999
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-316) and index
Subject Headings: Competition United States Consumption (Economics) United States Luxury Wealth United States
Topical Term: Competition
Consumption (Economics)
Luxury
Wealth
LCCN: 98045030
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A thought-provoking look at the flip side of spreading inequality: as the super-rich set the pace, everyone else spends furiously in a competitive echo of wastefulness.


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