I really enjoyed this book. Having to live on a fixed income has given me no choice to be frugal. Lots of history here, interspersed with stories of frugal people.
"Frugal people are nonconformists. They don't worry too much about those social risks - impressing other people or fitting in." Keeping up with the Jones is not their style.
On a macroeconomic level, we as a society have "lazily followed exactly the wrong approach." "-cutting back when times are tough, spending freely when the cash is flowing-" This tends to amplify problems, whether they be bubbles or recessions.....
Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in economics or sociology!