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Lauren Weber's In Cheap We Trust is truly a book for these times.
Toward the end of the book the author admits that see goes to her favorite bakery in the evening after they put out the garbage to pick up free baked goods.
This book is an extremely well written easy read that you can't put down, and very thought provoking.
From our humble beginnings through present day, this is a great review of U.S. history, economics, consumerism and other current issues. Read morePublished 21 months ago by JJames
If you enjoy Weber's book, I highly recommend reading David Tucker's 1991 book, The Decline of Thrift in America. Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by E. L. Martz
When originally picking this book up at the library I figured maybe I would get to read about thriftiness in American society and also how it's found among other cultures and in... Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer
The historical quotes and attitudes on frugality were well researched. Her commentary on modern thoughts seems to be largely her own opinions, guided by a complete misunderstanding... Read morePublished on October 11, 2011 by Yngad
The book shouts from the cover the word in big letters: CHEAP.
But that's only half the story. Read more
I'm no scholar, but I do have a degree in Economics. So I have had to read Economics books and essays. In Cheap We Trust is my new favorite Economic thesis. Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by R. Golen
About halfway through the book I still only had four comments jotted down:
1. Tends to read like a history textbook.
2. Read more
Words like "cheap" and "frugal" were often taboo in our modern society - until the recession came along. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by M. Mahaney
I just finished the Audible version of Lauren Weber's In Cheap We Trust. I found that this is truly a book of the times for understanding cheapness on both an individual level and... Read morePublished on June 27, 2010 by Mark