Beyond Our Means
Why America Spends While the World Saves
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $19.95|
| Book Description: |
If the financial crisis has taught us anything, it is that Americans save too little, spend too much, and borrow excessively. What can we learn from East Asian and European countries that have fostered enduring cultures of thrift over the past two centuries? Beyond Our Means tells for the first time how other nations aggressively encouraged their citizens to save by means of special savings institutions and savings campaigns. The U.S. government, meanwhile, promoted mass...