Corpus ID: 152833790

Great recession and U.S. consumers' bulimia: deep causes and possible ways out

@inproceedings{Bartolini2012GreatRA,
  title={Great recession and U.S. consumers' bulimia: deep causes and possible ways out},
  author={Stefano Bartolini and Luigi Bonatti and Francesco Sarracino},
  year={2012}
}
This paper attempts to shed light on some aspects of the U.S. consumers?apparent bulimia that was at the origin of the recent global crisis. We seek to show how different characteristics of the American society and economy, which are usually considered separately, are consistently related to such a multifaceted phenomenon. Hence, we illustrate some structural features of the U.S. economy and public policies that may contribute to create a difference, in terms of patterns of consumption and… Expand

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