American Cultural History War Against Poverty
Thrift- what is it really, and what distinguishes it from grey-faced penny-pinching?In today''s age of plenty, it is certainly hard to see virtue in thriftiness. All around us, billboards, magazine advertisements and television spots encourage us to spend. We are certainly not encouraged to think back to leaner periods in America''s recent history.There were times when thrift and well-researched spending habits could make the difference between financial survival and the poorhouse at almost all social levels. This retrospective DVD revisits an era in which the American way of life was on the financial razor''s edge. Here is a priceless opportunity to safeguard the future by learning from the tragedies of the past.