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The History of Twentieth-Century American Economics

October 26, 2011

James Livingston looks at it, and reminds us that “It’s Consumer Spending, Stupid.” …Livingston has a talent for formulating counter-intuitive theses that is both provocative and maddening. This piece derives from his new book, titled Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture Is Good for the Economy, the Environment and Your Soul. But he put his jujitsu thinking on display in his last book too, titled The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the 20th Century. – TL

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