Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture

Ellen Ruppel Shell

About the Program

In "Cheap," Ellen Ruppel Shell argues that our love of bargains has led to a market filled with poor quality products and an economy that increasingly excludes the working class.  She spoke at the Newton Free Library in Newton Center, Massachusetts. 

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Ellen Ruppel Shell

Ellen Ruppel Shell is an editor and correspondent for The Atlantic.  She is the author of "The Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin" and "A Child’s Place"  For more, visit:

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Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture

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Past Airings

  • Monday, November 30th at 6am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 29th at 4pm (ET)
  • Sunday, October 25th at 4pm (ET)
  • Saturday, October 24th at 8am (ET)
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