The Resource Thrift : A Cyclopedia

Thrift : A Cyclopedia

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Thrift : A Cyclopedia
Title
Thrift
Title remainder
A Cyclopedia
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In today's consumer-driven society, extolling the virtues of thrift might seem like a quaint relic of a bygone era. Americans have embraced the ideas of easy credit, instant gratification, and spending as a tool to combat everything from recessions to the effects of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. In David Blankenhorn's new compendium, Thrift: A Cyclopedia, he reminds readers of a time when thrift was one of America's most cherished cultural values. Gathering hundreds of quotes, sayings, proverbs, and photographs of Blankenhorn's vast personal collection of thrift memorabilia, this handsome book is a treasure trove of wisdom from around the world and throughout the ages. Readers will find insights from such varied sources as the Bible, the Qur'an, William Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Oscar Wilde, J. C. Penney, and Warren Buffett. Entries are serious, inspiring, occasionally humorous, and they will go a great way toward expanding the narrow perception of thrift as simple penny pinching; replacing that myopic view with one of a broader thrift-one that, as William H. Kniffen puts it, "earns largely and spends wisely" and leads to a life of independence and comfort well into old age. Educators and parents will find ample wisdom to pass on to the next generation about the value of hard work, saving for the future, and generosity. Historians will delight in the glimpses into the U.S. thrift movement of the 1920s. Those seeking encouragement and inspiration will find much material here for reflection on the ideals of good stewardship, diligence, and sound financial planning. As our society ails from wastefulness, growing economic inequality, indebtedness, and runaway consumerism, there could be no stronger cure than this powerful little word, "thrift", which finds its root meaning in the word "thrive."
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MiAaPQ
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Blankenhorn, David
LC call number
HC110
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Conduct of life -- United States -- History
  • Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects -- United States
  • Saving and investment -- United States
  • Social values -- United States -- History
  • Social values -- United States -- Quotations, maxims, etc
Label
Thrift : A Cyclopedia
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=716554
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part One: What Is Thrift? -- 1. Thrift as Growing -- 2. Thrift as Good Fortune -- 3. Thrift as Prospering -- 4. Thrift as Saving -- 5. Thrift as Hoarding -- 6. What Thrift Is -- Part Two: The Cases against Thrift -- 7. The Ascetic's Case -- 8. The Prophet's Case -- 9. The Gentleman's Case -- 10. The Sensualist's Case -- 11. The Economist's Case -- 12. The Socialist's Case -- 13. The Spendthrift's Case -- Part Three: Visionaries -- 14. By Dint of His Thrift -- 15. The More Treasure They Will Lay Up in Heaven -- 16. The Art of Making Money Plenty -- 17. Duncan of Ruthwell -- 18. Knox's Bank -- 19. Those Rules of Thrift and Economy -- 20. Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy -- 21. The Prophet of Victorian England -- 22. Sikes of Huddersfield -- 23. Who Catches the Vision? -- 24. A Constant Lesson in Thrift -- 25. The Greater Thrift -- 26. Always Had a Broom in My Hand -- 27. A Day Labourer So Long -- 28. The Idea of Thrift -- 29. That We May Save the Greatest -- 30. A Person Who Makes Beautiful Things -- 31. Character in the Highest and Best Sense -- 32. Beauty in Homespun -- 33. Creative Economy -- 34. Take the Nickels and Turn Them into Dollars -- 35. Some Reflection of the Simple Virtues -- 36. George Never Leaves Bedford Falls -- Part Four: Institutions -- 37. Thrift Boxes -- 38. Gardens -- 39. Friendly and Fraternal Societies -- 40. Mutual Savings Banks -- 41. Producer and Consumer Cooperatives -- 42. Building and Loan Associations -- 43. Credit Unions -- 44. Public Libraries -- 45. Thrift Shops -- Part Five: Movements -- 46. To Build International Solidarity -- 47. To Bring People Together -- 48. To Organize Sacrifice -- 49. To Train Children -- Part Six: Thrift Wisdom -- 50. Proverbs and Maxims -- Conclusion: The Possibilities of American Thrift -- Acknowledgments
  • Appendix A: Do You Know What Thrift Is? (A Quiz) -- Appendix B: Puritans and Quakers -- Notes -- Part 1 -- Part 2 -- Part 3 -- Part 4 -- Part 5 -- Part 6 -- Conclusion -- Quote Citations -- Introduction -- Part One -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- Part Two -- 7 -- 8 -- 9 -- 10 -- 11 -- 12 -- 13 -- Part Three -- 14 -- 15 -- 16 -- 17 -- 18 -- 19 -- 20 -- 21 -- 22 -- 23 -- 24 -- 25 -- 26 -- 27 -- 28 -- 29 -- 30 -- 31 -- 32 -- 33 -- 34 -- 35 -- 36 -- Part Four -- 37 -- 38 -- 39 -- 40 -- 41 -- 42 -- 43 -- 44 -- 45 -- Part Five -- 46 -- 47 -- 48 -- 49 -- 50 -- Conclusion -- Appendix B -- Index
Control code
EBC716554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599472294
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC716554
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL716554
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10481036
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326039
  • (OCoLC)731646862
Label
Thrift : A Cyclopedia
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=716554
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part One: What Is Thrift? -- 1. Thrift as Growing -- 2. Thrift as Good Fortune -- 3. Thrift as Prospering -- 4. Thrift as Saving -- 5. Thrift as Hoarding -- 6. What Thrift Is -- Part Two: The Cases against Thrift -- 7. The Ascetic's Case -- 8. The Prophet's Case -- 9. The Gentleman's Case -- 10. The Sensualist's Case -- 11. The Economist's Case -- 12. The Socialist's Case -- 13. The Spendthrift's Case -- Part Three: Visionaries -- 14. By Dint of His Thrift -- 15. The More Treasure They Will Lay Up in Heaven -- 16. The Art of Making Money Plenty -- 17. Duncan of Ruthwell -- 18. Knox's Bank -- 19. Those Rules of Thrift and Economy -- 20. Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy -- 21. The Prophet of Victorian England -- 22. Sikes of Huddersfield -- 23. Who Catches the Vision? -- 24. A Constant Lesson in Thrift -- 25. The Greater Thrift -- 26. Always Had a Broom in My Hand -- 27. A Day Labourer So Long -- 28. The Idea of Thrift -- 29. That We May Save the Greatest -- 30. A Person Who Makes Beautiful Things -- 31. Character in the Highest and Best Sense -- 32. Beauty in Homespun -- 33. Creative Economy -- 34. Take the Nickels and Turn Them into Dollars -- 35. Some Reflection of the Simple Virtues -- 36. George Never Leaves Bedford Falls -- Part Four: Institutions -- 37. Thrift Boxes -- 38. Gardens -- 39. Friendly and Fraternal Societies -- 40. Mutual Savings Banks -- 41. Producer and Consumer Cooperatives -- 42. Building and Loan Associations -- 43. Credit Unions -- 44. Public Libraries -- 45. Thrift Shops -- Part Five: Movements -- 46. To Build International Solidarity -- 47. To Bring People Together -- 48. To Organize Sacrifice -- 49. To Train Children -- Part Six: Thrift Wisdom -- 50. Proverbs and Maxims -- Conclusion: The Possibilities of American Thrift -- Acknowledgments
  • Appendix A: Do You Know What Thrift Is? (A Quiz) -- Appendix B: Puritans and Quakers -- Notes -- Part 1 -- Part 2 -- Part 3 -- Part 4 -- Part 5 -- Part 6 -- Conclusion -- Quote Citations -- Introduction -- Part One -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- Part Two -- 7 -- 8 -- 9 -- 10 -- 11 -- 12 -- 13 -- Part Three -- 14 -- 15 -- 16 -- 17 -- 18 -- 19 -- 20 -- 21 -- 22 -- 23 -- 24 -- 25 -- 26 -- 27 -- 28 -- 29 -- 30 -- 31 -- 32 -- 33 -- 34 -- 35 -- 36 -- Part Four -- 37 -- 38 -- 39 -- 40 -- 41 -- 42 -- 43 -- 44 -- 45 -- Part Five -- 46 -- 47 -- 48 -- 49 -- 50 -- Conclusion -- Appendix B -- Index
Control code
EBC716554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599472294
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC716554
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL716554
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10481036
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326039
  • (OCoLC)731646862

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