Title Overspent American : Why We Want What We Dont Need
Binding Trade Paperback
Book Condition Used - Good
Publisher April 1999
0060977582 / 9780060977580
Seller ID 347462
Schor,Juliet B. Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need Light edge and cover wear. Unmarked pages. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.
The Overspent American explores why so many of us feel materially dissatisfied, why we work staggeringly long hours and yet walk around with ever-present mental "wish lists" of things to buy or get, and why Americans save less than virtually anyone in the world. Unlike many experts, Harvard economist Juliet B. Schor does not blame consumers' lack of self-discipline. Nor does she blame advertisers. Instead she analyzes the crisis of the American consumer in a culture where spending has become the ultimate social art.