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A Card: Thrift (in honor [?] of the debt ceiling fiasco)

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 27, 2011

There would seem to be something in this advice from a previous time of economic trouble for both sides of the present stalemate to consider: Prudent giving and judicious spending on the one side, and intelligent saving and the shunning of waste on the other. Now if only there were something in here about getting a second job to increase income …






— From the Relief Society Magazine,
October 1933



  1. Reminds me of the Chinese proverb from the Tao Te Che, particularly the second item:

    I have Three Treasures,
    Which I hold fast and watch over closely.
    The first is Mercy.
    The second is Frugality.
    The third is Daring to Be Not First in the World.
    Because I am merciful,
    I can be brave.
    Because I am frugal,
    I can be generous.
    Because I dare not to be first,
    I can lead.

    Tao Te Che, # 67

    Comment by kevinf — July 27, 2011 @ 11:00 am

  2. I’m curious to see how much “self-imposed giving” will be imposed on me by the government when this is all sorted out.

    Comment by middle-aged Mormon Man — July 27, 2011 @ 11:42 am

  3. Don’t be parsimonious, MMM.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 27, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

  4. I like the distinction made between thrift and parsimony and the whole issue with sacrifice.

    Comment by Steve C. — July 27, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

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