In Cheap We Trust

The Story of A Misunderstood American Virtue

Weber, Lauren

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
In Cheap We Trust
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.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316030287
Branch Call Number: 332.02400973 W374i 2009
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. ;,22 cm


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An interesting history of the American virtue of 'thrift' which has turned into 'cheap.'

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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.


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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