The Thrift Project is a multi-year initiative to conduct scholarly research
on the meaning and history of thrift as an American value and to bring
together leaders from across the political spectrum who can lead a national
conversation on thrift and make recommendations for the future.
The project is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead is the Director of the Templeton Center for Thrift and Generosity at the Institute for American Values.
The project’s director is David Blankenhorn
of the Institute for American Values.
Thrift: A Cyclopedia, by David Blankenhorn, to be published in the summer of 2008.
The Next Progressive Era, by Phillip Longman and Ray Boshara.
Thrift and American Culture, a three-volume collection of scholarly essays edited by James Davison Hunter and Joshua Yates of the University of Virginia.
It's a Wonderful Life: Essays in American Thrift, edited by
David Blankenhorn, Sorcha Brophy-Warren, and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead,
to be published in 2009.
Institute for American Values