Recovering Thrift to Solve the Credit Crisis - links and
A recent report that appeals to thrift in confronting the debt culture can be found here.
A longer article on thrift by Peter Heslam will be published in the journal Faith in Business (Vol 12.1), which can be ordered here.
Since the work of the celebrated sociologist Max Weber a century ago, thrift has often been associated with the protestant work ethic. Weber's classic work The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has undergone numerous reprints and translations and remains the subject of intense debate. A recent version can be ordered here.