In Cheap We Trust

In Cheap We Trust

The Story of A Misunderstood American Virtue

Book - 2009 | 1st ed
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316030281
Branch Call Number: 332.02400973 WEB 2009
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. ; 22 cm


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Jun 01, 2014

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


Oct 14, 2010

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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