A 'Cheap' distraction
WHOA! What happened to Tuesday's regular post? Well, you can blame it on this book I'm currently reading - Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.
I've read publications and watched documentaries on the culture of fast fashion and its cost and effect in third world countries, but this looks at the discount and sale culture and the psychology behind the thrill of a sale and how we measure an items worth, as well as the quality in items that discount culture has stripped away.
I'll have to get back to you once I'm done, but so far, I'm learning about how the culture came to be, the emergence of the assembly line to produce these goods, and the entitlement the masses felt towards owning the items.