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This entire week I'm discussing CHEAP: The High Cost of Discount Culture with Atlantic colleague Megan McArdle on her fascinating and informative site. It seems that Megan and I both spent a portion of our younger years in menial jobs that required us to share bedrooms--and in Megan's case a bed--with strangers. Interestingly, this did not lead us to similar world views....so the discussion should be lively and possibly even enlightening. I look forward to your comments....

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Ellen Ruppel Shell is the co-director of the Graduate Program in Science Journalism at Boston University. She is the author of Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.

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