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Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves

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If the financial crisis has taught us anything, it is that Americans save too little, spend too much, and borrow excessively. What can we learn from East Asian and European countries that have fostered enduring cultures of thrift over the past two centuries? Beyond Our Means tells for the first time how other nations aggressively encouraged their citizens to save by means of special savings institutions and savings campaigns. The U.S. government, meanwhile, promoted mass consumption and reliance on credit, culminating in ...

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Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves
2013, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691159584

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Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves
2011, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691135991

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