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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The would-be motto of cheapness studies

"The unreconstructed Ebenezer Scrooge was a hero, selflessly denying himself luxuries so that everyone else in the country could pay less for necessaries."
--Andrew Stevens at Athens and Jerusalem

4 comments:

Andrew Stevens said...

Pretty sure I stole the idea for that quote from an economist. I would have attributed it if I could remember who it was.

Phoebe said...

Cheapness Studies The Book should totally happen. (What disssertations?)

Miss Self-Important said...

AS: Yours now.

Phoebe: Other things that could happen were it not for dissertations (but, otoh, would not be imagined if we had real jobs instead of dissertations to focus on):
- Fashion blog created solely out of cynical desire to receive free products
- Novel about grad school life
- About 30 different articles on various blog topics covered over the years

But we should not be thinking of such thoughts at present.

Phoebe said...

Yes, yes, and yes. Damn you Chapter Seven The Unfinishable.