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Thrift : a cyclopedia : being an early attempt to assemble the best of what is known from history and literature about one of our most provocative words for those who are not ashamed to think anew about happiness, extravagance, and thriving

Author: David Blankenhorn
Publisher: West Conshohocken, Pa. : Templeton Foundation Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In today's consumer-driven society, extolling the virtues of thrift might seem like a quaint relic of a bygone era. Americans have embraced the ideas of easy credit, instant gratification, and spending as a tool to combat everything from recessions to the effects of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. In David Blankenhorn's new compendium, Thrift: A Cyclopedia, he reminds readers of a time when thrift was one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Quotations
Quotations, maxims, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Blankenhorn
ISBN: 9781599471426 1599471426
OCLC Number: 212375763
Notes: "A Companion to the traveling exhibition, Thrift: In Search of the Art of Living Well and the Report to the Nation, For a New Thrift: Confronting the Debt Culture."
Developed after a conference of scholars the author convened In October of 2005, at the request of the John Templeton Foundation, to discuss the history of thrift as an American value and practice.
Description: viii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: David Blankenhorn.
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In today's consumer-driven society, extolling the virtues of thrift might seem like a quaint relic of a bygone era. Americans have embraced the ideas of easy credit, instant gratification, and spending as a tool to combat everything from recessions to the effects of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. In David Blankenhorn's new compendium, Thrift: A Cyclopedia, he reminds readers of a time when thrift was one of America's most cherished cultural values.

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