“The New American Frugality”

Got some interesting assessments/perspectives today on what is or will be happening on “Main Street” in response to our economic hard times:

Does the conversation about how our society is going to change go far enough?  Does it sell the crisis short?  Are we kidding ourselves to say we can imagine what things will be like at their worst?  Or, do we need to take a good, long, serious listen to what history has to say about it?