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Franklins Thrift: A Classic American Idea for the 21st Century
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Franklin's Thrift: A Classic American Idea for the 21st Century

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 5:00p

Say the word "thrift" and people think of Benjamin Franklin and sayings like "a penny saved is a penny earned." Or they might think about grandparents who suffered through the Great Depression and never stopped saving baggies and rubber bands.

What does thrift mean today? What is its relevance in post-Recession America? What does the history of thrift tell us about self-help and cooperative movements in the past? What does thrift have to do with "greening" and gardening and global security today?
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-6200
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