Book Discussion on Scroogenomics

Joel Waldfogel talked about his book Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays (Princeton University Press;… read more

Joel Waldfogel talked about his book Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays (Princeton University Press; October 25, 2009). In his book he argues that Americans end up wasting billions of dollars on presents during the holiday season every year. He says that the worth attached to these gifts by those who receive them is generally considerably less than what the gift-giver spends on them. Professor Waldfogel illustrated his talk with slides. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore in Philadelphia at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 17, 2009. close

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Book Discussion on Scroogenomics

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Nov 29, 2009
Last Aired:
Dec 5, 2009

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  • Nov 29, 2009 | 1:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 30, 2009 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 05, 2009 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 05, 2009 | 11:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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