Friday, June 05, 2009

Will this Change Persist? - Conspicuous Frugality

There is somewhat of a social change going on.
At play dates and happy hours, friends are swapping recipes instead of making restaurant reservations. Teenagers are skipping flashy block-long limos and showing up to prom in minivans. Coupons has become a more popular search term than Britney Spears on Google.
Instead of feeling self-conscious about spending less, people are flaunting their frugality. Both those who have lost income, such as Walker, and those who simply fear they may become at risk are part of the new discourse.

I imagine some in neither position may be joining in as well.
Rather a more attractive picture in many ways, and I am trying to do my part.


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