Do Americans Shop Too Much? by Juliet B. Schor
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Do Americans Shop Too Much?

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Do Americans Shop Too Much? by Juliet B. Schor

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Juliet Schor breaks a taboo by exposing Americans' shopping habits to moral society. Schor disapproves of unfettered private consumption, not only because we already use up so much, but also because overspending to bolster a sense of self does not lead to happiness. Along with her critique, Schor suggests intriguing ideas for making 'status' goods accessible for all--for example, imposing high taxes on expensive items to subsidize lines of affordable 'luxury' goods. A firestorm of responses follow from economist Robert Frank and others. The New Democracy Forum is a series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns. "A civic treasure. . . . A truly good idea, carried out with intelligence and panache." --Robert Pinsky

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807004432
ISBN-10: 080700443X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Juliet B. Schor

Author of "The Overworked American" and "The Overspent American, " Juliet Schor is professor of economics at Harvard University.

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