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

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

Label
Scroogenomics : why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays
Title
Scroogenomics
Title remainder
why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays
Statement of responsibility
Joel Waldfogel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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1962-
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Waldfogel, Joel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Gifts
Label
Scroogenomics : why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays, Joel Waldfogel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 -- Solutions--making gift giving a force for good
Control code
FIEb16150491
Dimensions
16 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780691142647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)310171808
Label
Scroogenomics : why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays, Joel Waldfogel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 -- Solutions--making gift giving a force for good
Control code
FIEb16150491
Dimensions
16 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780691142647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)310171808

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