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The price of a bargain : the quest for cheap and ... Read More

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  • ISBN: 9780771046063 :
  • Physical Description: print
    347 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2009.

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Subject: Economic history -- 21st century
Consumption (Economics)
Consumers' preferences
Discount
Globalization

  • Random House, Inc.
    A brilliant investigation into the true cost of our bargain economy — and the end of consumerism as we know it

    Ours is the age of discount: we want more, cheaper, better. But the result is low wages, urban blight, environmental damage, labour abuses, a cookie-cutter model of progress, and now an international economic crisis. With an eye for documentary storytelling and investigative detail, Gordon Laird traces the bargain from its humble dollar-store origins to its place as global juggernaut. From Alberta’s tar sands to China’s factories, from Las Vegas to the Arctic Circle, a single question emerges: how will we survive the bargain?
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