PBS NewsHour

'Tis the Season to Save or Spend? A Holiday Money Conundrum

Clip: 12/20/2012 | 10m 2s

Is saving money during the holidays smart or Scrooge-ish? Is shopping a way of forging social bonds and expressing your freedom or is it giving in to crass commercialism? Following the lessons of some "economist Christmas carols," economics correspondent Paul Solman weighs the economic and social theories of both sides.

Aired: 12/20/12

Rating: NR

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