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ISBN-10: 159420215X

ISBN-13: 9781594202155

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ellen Ruppel Shell

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An Atlanticcorrespondent uncovers the true cost—in economic, political, and psychic terms—of our penchant for making and buying things as cheaply as possible From the shuttered factories of the rust belt to the look-alike strip malls of the sun belt—and almost everywhere in between—America has been transformed by its relentless fixation on low price. This pervasive yet little examined obsession is arguably the most powerful and devastating market force of our time—the engine of globalization, outsourcing, planned obsolescence, and economic instability in an increasingly unsettled world. Low price is so alluring that we may have forgotten how thoroughly we once distrusted it. Ellen Ruppel…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/2/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Note to Readers
Introduction: Gresham's Law
Discount Nation
The Founding Fathers
Winner Take Nothing
The Outlet Gambit
Markdown Madness
Death of a Craftsman
Discounting and its Discontents
Cheap Eats
The Double-Headed Dragon
The Perfect Price
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index