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Cheap the high cost of discount culture

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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.

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  • Edition: Downloadable audio file.
  • Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2009.

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General Note:
Duration: 11:33:20.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Lorna Raver.
Summary, etc.:
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.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 166110 KB; MP3 file size: 325487 KB).
Subject: Consumer behavior > United States.
Discount houses (Retail trade) > United States.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Topic Heading: OverDrive.


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