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The Resource Against thrift : why consumer culture is good for the economy, the environment, and your soul, James Livingston

Against thrift : why consumer culture is good for the economy, the environment, and your soul, James Livingston

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Against thrift : why consumer culture is good for the economy, the environment, and your soul
Title
Against thrift
Title remainder
why consumer culture is good for the economy, the environment, and your soul
Statement of responsibility
James Livingston
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the financial meltdown of 2008, economists, journalists, and politicians have uniformly insisted that to restore the American Dream and renew economic growth, we need to save more and spend less. In his provocative new book, historian James Livingston-author of the classic Origins of the Federal Reserve System-breaks from the consensus to argue that underconsumption caused the current crisis and will prolong it. By viewing the Great Recession through the prism of the Great Depression, Livingston proves that private investment is not the engine of growth we assume it to be. Tax cuts for business are therefore a recipe for disaster. If our goal is to reproduce the economic growth of the postwar era, we need a redistribution of income that reduces corporate profits, raises wages, and promotes consumer spending"--
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1949-
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Livingston, James
Dewey number
339.4/70973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.C6
LC item number
L58 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Financial crises
  • Income distribution
Label
Against thrift : why consumer culture is good for the economy, the environment, and your soul, James Livingston
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm701015438
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465021864
Lccn
2011021759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)701015438
  • (Sirsi) a1105818
Label
Against thrift : why consumer culture is good for the economy, the environment, and your soul, James Livingston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm701015438
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465021864
Lccn
2011021759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)701015438
  • (Sirsi) a1105818

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