Atlantic Monthly correspondent Ellen Ruppel Shell uncovers the true cost-in economic, political, and psychological terms-of our penchant for making and buying things as cheaply as possible.
Ruppel Shell doesn't conclude with any grand ideas for reshaping the world's economy…But she doesn't need to formulate grand ideas here. She's delivered something much more valuable: a first-rate job of reporting and analysis. Pay full price for this book, if you can stand to. It's worth it.