Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture

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Atlantic Monthly correspondent Ellen Ruppel Shell uncovers the true cost-in economic, political, and psychological terms-of our penchant for making and buying things as cheaply as possible.
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A myth-shattering investigation of the true cost of America's passion for finding a better bargain

From the shuttered factories of the Rust Belt to the strip malls of the Sun Belt-and almost everywhere in between-America has been transformed by its relentless fixation on low price. This pervasive yet little- examined obsession with bargains is arguably the most powerful and devastating market force of our time, having fueled an excess of consumerism that blights our land­scapes, escalates personal debt, lowers our standard of living, and even skews of our concept of time.

Spotlighting the peculiar forces that drove Americans away from quality, durability, and craftsmanship and towards quantity, quantity, and more quantity, Ellen Ruppel Shell traces the rise of the bargain through our current big-box profusion to expose the astronomically high cost of cheap.

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table_of_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.
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title Cheap : The High Cost of Discount Culture
title_display Cheap : the high cost of discount culture
title_full Cheap : the high cost of discount culture / Ellen Ruppel Shell, Cheap The High Cost of Discount Culture, Cheap [electronic resource] : the high cost of discount culture / Ellen Ruppel Shell, Cheap [sound recording] : [the high cost of discount culture] / Ellen Ruppel Shell
title_short Cheap :
title_sort cheap the high cost of discount culture
title_sub The High Cost of Discount Culture
topic Business, Nonfiction
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