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Garon, Sheldon M
Beyond our means : why America spends while the world saves / Sheldon Garon
Alternate Title Why America spends while the world saves
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HC79.S3 G37 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Saving and investment
Thriftiness -- United States
Thriftiness -- Asia
Capital movements
Consumption (Economics) -- United States
Physical Description 475 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-448) and index
Contents The origins of saving in the Western world -- Organizing thrift in the age of nation-states -- America the exceptional -- Japanese traditions of diligence and thrift -- Saving for the new Japan -- Mobilizing for the Great War -- Save now, buy later : World War II and beyond -- "Luxury is the enemy" : Japan in peace and war -- Postwar Japan's national salvation -- Exporting thrift, or the myth of "Asian values" -- "There is money. Spend it" : America since 1945 -- Keep on saving? : questions for the twenty-first century

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