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Author Garon, Sheldon M

Title Beyond our means : why America spends while the world saves / Sheldon Garon

Publ Info Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2012]
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Descript 475 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
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volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.[385]-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
LC subject Saving and investment
Thriftiness -- United States
Thriftiness -- Asia
Capital movements
ISBN 9780691135991 (cloth : alk. paper)
0691135991 (cloth : alk. paper)