Our obsession with a great bargain and the big discount has become
self-destructive, according to Ellen Ruppel Shell. The Atlantic magazine
writer says that we're actually wrecking our lives and the planet with foreign goods that aren't even a bargain despite all the hype of big box stores and outlet malls. Shell visited Las Vegas and finds that outlet malls in Las Vegas exemplify the problem of being cheap. Ellen Ruppel Shell, Author of "Cheap: The high Cost of Discount Culture"