Aug 27, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, Elizabeth Cline explores the high costs of cheap clothing, D.T. Max sheds light on the life and death of author David Foster Wallace, and Marco Roth reflects on his intellectual upbringing on New York's Upper West Side.
May 2, 2013 — Since a garment factory collapsed last month in Dhaka, killing more than 400 people, ethical fashion has been in the spotlight. Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion, explains the economy that created this tragedy and what we can do to fix it.
Dec 22, 2008 — The struggling economy is causing holiday budgets to grow painfully tight. But what if you decided to opt out of the consumer frenzy that marks the holiday season? Farai Chideya talks with Judith Levine, who did just that ... for an entire year.
Dec 12, 2008 — What makes a shopper spend at one store and not others? Paco Underhill, founder and CEO of Envirosell and author of Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping, explains how he sizes up a shop for its selling potential. Also: why spending may not slow even in a slumping economy.
Dec 9, 2008 — White iPod headphones. Bright blue Tiffany boxes. Corona with lime. Brand expert Martin Lindstrom says companies have been marketing directly to your subconscious. Lindstrom discusses his new book, Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy.