German frugality: threat or menace?

Is it possible that there’s something wrong with an economic system that requires us to scold people for being too frugal, not buying a bunch of useless crap they don’t want, etc.?

One thought on “German frugality: threat or menace?

  1. I remember, several years ago before our current recession, watching some advocates of frugal living on Oprah being castigated by the audience for not doing their part to support the economy, for being “socialists,” for committing de facto child abuse by unplugging their kids from the TV and giving them secondhand or handmade toys instead of the latest, greatest thing…very eye-opening.

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