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Is it too late for thrift?

In this month’s Prospect podcast (also available on the right of this page), our resident philosopher Nigel Warburton examines the ambiguous role of thrift in defining the good life. As Warburton argues, the idea of thrift “hangs awkwardly between profligacy and miserliness,” making it one of the few virtues best practiced in moderation.

Distinguishing an appropriate levels of thrift is something our society still struggles with. In our handling of the environment and use of natural resources,…

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