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Title:
Cheap : the high cost of discount culture
Author:
Shell, Ellen Ruppel, 1952-
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Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Press, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xix, 296 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
An Atlantic correspondent uncovers the true cost--in economic, political, and psychic terms--of our penchant for making and buying things as cheaply as possible, providing evidence that "buying cheap" has resulted in a host of socioeconomic ills that include a blighted landscape, escalating debt (both personal and national), stagnating incomes, and fraying communities.
Language:
English
Contents:
Discount nation -- The founding fathers -- Winner take nothing -- The outlet gambit -- Markdown madness -- Death of a craftsman -- Discounting and its discontents -- Cheap eats -- The double-headed dragon -- The perfect price.
ISBN:
9781594202155
Format :
Book

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