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Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture - Ruppel Shell, Ellen
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[EAN: 9781594202155], [PU: Penguin Press HC, The], Business & Economics|Economic Conditions, Business & Economics|Economic History, This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This highly intelligent and disturbing book provides invaluable insight into our consumer culture and should be mandatory reading for anyone trying to figure out our current financial mess. As Shell proves, the hunt for cheap products has hurt us all. Highly recommended for smart readers. Library Journal Diligent, useful cultural criticism, akin to Eric Schlossers Fast Food Nationand Tom Vanderbilts Traffic. Kirkus Reviews Talk about timely!in the midst of our economic confusion, Ellen Ruppel Shell talks good sense about cost, price, valueabout what constitutes a bargain, and about what makes for a (literal) steal. Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy "Americans have always loved a good deal. But, as this courageous book argues, that love has evolved into a destructive obsession. Shell shows through in-depth reporting that our never- ending hunt for discounts has fed a plethora of social ills. And by moving our production to the world's lowest-cost labor markets, we have scarified such basic values as handcraftsmanship and product integrity. As Cheapably proves, you get what you pay for." Dana Thomas, author of Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster There is no free lunch. Ellen Ruppel Shell powerfully argues that we have paid a high price for buying cheap goods. Hers is compelling story that will hopefully convince Americans that making different choices as consumers can fundamentally change our societyand the world. Lizabeth Cohen, author of A Consumers' Republic "Around the world, people are being forced to reconsider the very idea of prosperity, and to ask what kind of wealth matters most and can be sustained. Cheapappears at just the right moment to enrich this discussion. This history of discounting and bargain-mania will change the way shoppers think about their next trip to the mall. As an examination of the global effects of the quest for rock-bottom prices, Cheapan important addition to arguments about America's economic future. This is a valuable book for a troubled time." James Fallows, author of Postcards from Tomorrow Square More stuff for less!the American recipe for material well-being. Now Ellen Ruppel Shell takes a hard look at this apparently simple notion and finds it isn't so simple after all. Cheappulls apart the old economic verities and subjects the glib new promises of Wall Street and globalization to scrutiny. How did we find ourselves in our current mess? Shell finds part of the answer in our confused ideas about what, exactly, is a bargain price." Charles C. Mann, author of 1491

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Cheap
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Ellen Ruppel Shell

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Cheap

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159420215X

Cheap An Atlantic correspondent uncovers the true costÂ-in economic, political, and psychic termsÂ-of our penchant for making and buying things as cheaply as possibleFrom the shuttered factories of the rust belt to the look-alike strip malls of the sun beltÂ-and almost everywhere in betweenÂ-America has been transformed by its relentless fixation on low price. This pervasive yet litt... Full description

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781594202155
ISBN (ISBN-10): 159420215X
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Erscheinungsjahr: 2009
Herausgeber: TURNAROUND PUBLISHER SERVICES
Gewicht: 0,560 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 159420215X

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1-59420-215-X, 978-1-59420-215-5

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