Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

11/2/2010

Victorian historian tells what we can learn from Victorian ideas on thrift

One of the most fascinating questions raised by the economic downturn is whether it will permanently change our economic and personal behaviour. And it is a question with plenty of historical echoes. An old fashioned word – thrift – has been heard once again as the binge spending of recent years is followed by a painful consumer hangover. And thrift is often associated, as it always was, not only with saving money but also with leading a morally improved life….for more click here

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