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The Decline Of Thrift In America

Pub Date : 1991 | Author : David M. Tucker | Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN 10 : 0275936856
ISBN 13 : 9780275936853

This unique history studies the concept of thrift as a driving cultural and economic force in America. From the beginning of our nation's history, with the Puritan and Protestant w..


Beyond Our Means

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Sheldon Garon | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780691135991
ISBN 13 : 0691135991

"Garon's insightful and provocative new book couldn't be more important, and couldn't be more timely. The prosperity of Americans, and America, now depends on creating a nation of ..


America The Anxious

Pub Date : 2016-10-04 | Author : Ruth Whippman | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781250071521
ISBN 13 : 1250071526

Are you happy? Right now? Happy enough? As happy as everyone else? Could you be happier if you tried harder? After she packed up her British worldview (that most things were basica..


Living Well Spending Less

Pub Date : 2014-12-30 | Author : Ruth Soukup | Publisher : Zondervan

ISBN 10 : 9780310337737
ISBN 13 : 0310337739

In Search of the Good Life Have you ever felt that your life--and budget--is spiraling out of control? Do you sometimes wish you could pull yourself together but wonder exactly how..


Getting And Spending

Pub Date : 1998-11-13 | Author : Susan Strasser | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521626943
ISBN 13 : 9780521626941

The developing history of consumption is not so much a separate field, as a prism through which many aspects of social and political life may be viewed. The essays in this collecti..


The Culture Of Excess

Pub Date : 2009 | Author : Jay R. Slosar | Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN 10 : 9780313377686
ISBN 13 : 0313377685

In the wake of the 2008-2009 economic recession, this revealing work offers a psychological explanation of how we as a nation grapple with self-control and how we can develop a new..