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In Cheap We Trust

The Story of A Misunderstood American Virtue
Weber, Lauren (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Considers our hot-and-cold relationship with thrift and offers a colorful ride through its history in America, from Ben Franklin and his famous maxims to the branding of Jews and the Chinese as cheap in order to neutralize the economic competition they represented.
Authors: Weber, Lauren
Title: In cheap we trust
the story of a misunderstood American virtue
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lauren Weber
Contents: "The crowd approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary"
A nation of savers
"What use can a woman have for arithmetic?"
Cheap Jews and thrifty Chinese
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without"
Lively golf balls and two-Ford freedom : the postwar years
Spendthrift nation
Eco-cheap
Living cheap in the age of mass consumption
Cheapskate psychology
Conclusion
Summary: Considers our hot-and-cold relationship with thrift and offers a colorful ride through its history in America, from Ben Franklin and his famous maxims to the branding of Jews and the Chinese as cheap in order to neutralize the economic competition they represented.
ISBN: 0316030287
9780316030281
Branch Call Number: 332.02400973 W374i 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p.[285]-304) and index
Subject Headings: Finance, Personal United States Finance, Personal Thriftiness United States
Topical Term: Finance, Personal
Finance, Personal
Thriftiness
LCCN: 2009015516
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Considers our hot-and-cold relationship with thrift and offers a colorful ride through its history in America, from Ben Franklin and his famous maxims to the branding of Jews and the Chinese as cheap in order to neutralize the economic competition they represented.


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Jun 01, 2014
  • RosesRoses rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A cerebral book about the social history of thrift in the United States.

Fascinating.

Oct 14, 2010
  • jlcaine rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An excellent book! The author goes through each stage of frugality and how it relates to the modern age. With a relaxed and down-to-earth writing style, this book will teach you a lot about money, the markets, the economy, and much more. The best part is the last part where the author goes a bit into the psychology of thriftiness. I didn't put the book down hardly at all. Do yourself a favor and try it out.

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