Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Lost in the shuffle of last week's Thanksgiving holiday festivities was another in a series of fine documentaries from the folks at PBS Frontline - The Card Game - in which it is learned, among many other things, that U.S. consumers use plastic for 100,000 transactions a minute.
This is a follow-up to The Secret History of the Credit Card, what should be considered required viewing for anyone who desires to understand just how the consumer culture in America has come to be over the last thirty years.
Cue the music ... Tonight on Frontline. For thirty years, Americans have played a game with the banks with the banks holding all the cards...