The pros and cons of consumerism
Broadcast: Midmorning, 12/29/2011, 9:06 a.m.
One of the lessons many have taken from our recent economic woes is that Americans need to spend less and save more. Midmorning speaks with the authors of two new books with very different takes on that theory.
- James Livingston: Professor of history at Rutgers University and author of "Against Thrift."
- James Roberts: Professor of marketing at Baylor University and author of "Shiny Objects."