On the plus side, we are spared the pain and wear-and-tear on our bodies. We avoid the risks of serious injury on the job.
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The Opinion Pages. Franklin's thrift became the cornerstone of a new kind of secular faith in the ordinary person's capacity to shape his lot and fortune in life.
Restoring the Lost Tradition of Thrift
Later chapters document how in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, thrift moved into new domains. It became the animating idea behind social movements to promote children's school savings, create mutual savings banks and credit unions for working men and women, establish a federal savings bond program, and galvanize the nation to conserve resources during two world wars.
It also includes actual policy recommendations for our present situation. The Faith Factor in Fatherhood.