american dream

Apr 7, 2012

I picked this book out because of my enduring fascination with how the economic situation got to where it is today.  I’m a major tightwad…a saver against that inevitable rainy day, when I lose my job, my health, or my home.  Being rather fearful, I could never fully enjoy the benefits of the credit driven, leveraged pleasures of consumption.  (I still have and use the bath towels I received at my bridal shower three decades ago.)  And, naturally enough, I tend to defend my tightfistedness with certain sanctimoniousness.  Remember when the “sensible cloth coat” had nothing to do with animal