The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need
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.
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Review: The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't NeedUser Review - Rachel Bailey - Goodreads
What a fantastic read! Mostly it just reaffirmed how I already feel about spending (re: the more you make the more pressure you feel to PROVE to people that you are making more by purchasing items ... Read full review
Review: The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't NeedUser Review - Melanie - Goodreads
This was a pretty interesting exploration of American spending, especially how we spend for social status reasons. Read full review