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Scroogenomics : why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays

Author: Joel Waldfogel; Coutts.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrates how our consumer spending generates vast amounts of economic waste. This book provides explanations to show us why it's time to stop the madness and think twice before buying gifts for  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Waldfogel; Coutts.
ISBN: 9781400830749 1400830745 9786612298301 6612298308 9780691142647 0691142645
OCLC Number: 697406325
Description: 1 online resource (Tekst (173 p.))
Contents: Preface ix CHAPTER ONE: Introduction 1 CHAPTER TWO: Spending and Satisfaction 6 CHAPTER THREE: U.S. Holiday Spending 23 CHAPTER FOUR: How Much Waste Occurs at Christmas? 29 CHAPTER FIVE: Why We Do It: Are Gift Recipients Crackheads, or What? 41 CHAPTER SIX: Giving and Waste around the World 57 CHAPTER SEVEN: A Century of American Yuletide Spending 71 CHAPTER EIGHT: Have Yourself a Borrowed Little Christmas 78 CHAPTER NINE: Is Christmas Like Spam, Underwear, or Caviar? 89 CHAPTER TEN: Christmas and Commercialism: Are Santa and Jesus on the Same Team? If So, Who's Team Captain? 99 CHAPTER ELEVEN: Stop Carping; It's All for the Best 104 CHAPTER TWELVE: Making Giving More Effi cient with Cash and Gift Cards 113 CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Giving and Redistribution 120 CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Solutions --Making Gift Giving a Force for Good 134 Notes 147 Index 171
Responsibility: Joel Waldfogel.

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