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Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritan…



Thrift and Thriving in America is a collection of groundbreaking essays from leading scholars across the humanities and social sciences on the seminal importance of thrift to American culture and history. Underpinning the rich diversity of disciplinary perspectives presented in this volume are two overarching claims. First, far from the narrow rendering of thrift as a synonym of saving and scrimping, thrift possesses a surprising capaciousness and dynamism. Second, the idiom of thrift has,…


Thrift And Thriving In America

Pub Date : 2011-07-29 | Author : Joshua Yates | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199339761
ISBN 13 : 0199339767

Thrift is a powerful and evolving moral ideal, disposition, and practice that has indelibly marked the character of American life since its earliest days. Its surprisingly multifac..



The Two Canberras

Pub Date : 2011-01-01 | Author : Jenny Stewart | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 1740276752
ISBN 13 : 9781740276757

Tackles the core policy dilemmas of our time, from population growth to innovation, from a perspective that is both personal and analytical. The title of the collection reflects th..


The Moral Consequences Of Economic Growth

Pub Date : 2010-11-03 | Author : Benjamin M. Friedman | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780307773456
ISBN 13 : 0307773450

From the author of Day of Reckoning, the acclaimed critique of Ronald Reagan’s economic policy (“Every citizen should read it,” said The New York Times): a persuasive, wide-r..



Coyote V Acme

Pub Date : 2002-02-09 | Author : Ian Frazier | Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN 10 : 9781466828759
ISBN 13 : 1466828757

Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the..



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