Andrew S. Ross wonders if things can go back to the way they were: "I don't know whether buying...

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Andrew S. Ross wonders if things can go back to the way they were: "I don't know whether buying less, saving more, 'value-based retail,' 'just-in-time employment' are features of a generational shift - a new Age of Less, if you like - or whether old habits die harder than prognosticators think."