The Lost Virtue of Thrift

David Blankenhorn, National Affairs, 3/21/2016

To live in working-class and lower-income America today is to be surrounded by the debt culture. Need money? Get "EZ Cash" from your friendly neighborhood payday lender "in minutes!" It was not always this way. The deep commitment to thrift that once characterized our society would strike many Americans today as astonishing – and can teach us a lot.

Subjects: What is thrift?, Midwest, Regional thrift, Anti-thrift institutions, Thrift Collection, Thrift

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