Thursday, December 17, 2009

Want to Give Nothing for the Holidays?

This Holiday season, do you feel pressure to spend more money than you have? Think the national gift giving frenzy is more wasteful than wonderful? Joel Waldfogel agrees. We'll talk with him about his new book Scroogenomics: Why you shouldn't buy presents for the Holidays. When we buy for ourselves, we shop carefully and purchase items that are worth more than they cost. Gift giving is different. We make less-informed choices, and millions are wasted. How did it get this far?

Join the conversation at 11 a.m. or send your questions and comments to Why should you give nothing for the Holidays? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Joel Waldfogel, author of Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I could never understand why people get so fussed up at "The Holidays". For instance people coming to me and frantically asking "Are you ready for Christmas?"

A couple of years ago it dawned on me that they are getting brainwashed from television. Having never owned a television myself (now 62 years old) I was not getting bombarded with commercials and did not get into the frenzy of shopping.

Thanks,,,Jon, Santa Cruz