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Cheap : the high cost of discount culture

Author: Ellen Ruppel Shell
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Ruppel Shell
ISBN: 9781594202155 159420215X
OCLC Number: 276819188
Description: xix, 296 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Ellen Ruppel Shell.

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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.

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