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Scroogenomics : why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays, Joel Waldfogel

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Scroogenomics : why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays
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Scroogenomics
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why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays
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Joel Waldfogel
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Title
Scroogenomics
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Summary
Economist Joel Waldfogel illustrates how our consumer spending generates vast amounts of economic waste--to the shocking tune of $85 billion each winter. He provides solid explanations to show us why it's time to stop the madness and think twice before buying gifts for the holidays. Gift giving is different than shopping for our own needs: we make less-informed choices, max out on credit to buy gifts worth less than the money spent, and leave recipients less than satisfied, creating what Waldfogel calls "deadweight loss." And this waste isn't confined to Americans--most major economies share in this orgy of wealth destruction. While recognizing the difficulties of altering current trends, he offers viable alternatives. By reprioritizing our gift-giving habits, Scroogenomics proves that we can still maintain the economy without gouging our wallets, and reclaim the true spirit of the holiday season.--From publisher description
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Dewey number
339.4/7
Index
index present
LC call number
HB801
LC item number
.W272 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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Scroogenomics : why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays, Joel Waldfogel
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Spending and satisfaction -- U.S. holiday spending -- How much waste occurs at Christmas? -- Why we do it : are gift recipients crackheads, or what? -- Giving and waste around the world -- A century of American Yuletide spending -- Have yourself a borrowed little Christmas -- Is Christmas like spam, underwear, or caviar? -- Christmas and commercialism : are Santa and Jesus on the same team? : if so, who's team captain? -- Stop carping : it's all for the best -- Making giving more efficient with cash and gift cards -- Giving and redistribution -- Solutionsm--making gift giving a force for good
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16 cm.
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Extent
173 p.
Isbn
9780691142647
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009006177

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