"The more you buy, the more you save," proclaims an ad for the Bon Marche, a Seattle department store. As our next chapter demonstrates, large numbers of Americans apparently believe this mathematical impossibility. Beckett Royce is no fool; she gets paid plenty to persuade the credulous that "spaving" works. Simple mathematics persuades otherwise. But then, math scores have been falling.
And, as we discover in our next chapter, the road to bankruptcy is spaved with good intentions.
From Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, by John De Graaf, et al. © June 9, 2001, Berrett-Koehler used by permission.
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