AbstractFrugality is a little studied virtue, but one that is important to the lives of individuals and families, communities and broader societies. In this article we consider what we mean by frugality and discuss its role in the decision-making process, within action theory. This leads us to a normative explanation of why frugality is needed and what it signifies. (Also available in Spanish)
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/873.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 21 Jul 2010
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Action theory; Frugality; Lifestyle; Prudence; Saving; Sobriety; Temperance; Virtue;
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- NEP-ALL-2010-09-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-EVO-2010-09-25 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-HPE-2010-09-25 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
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