There is an image that the US has become an nation of shopaholics driven primarily by consumerism. Lee Eisenberg, the author of Shoptimism, believes that this is not truly the case. He sees that the average person still retains some of the frugality on which the US was founded and believes that most people that spend still struggle with the feeling of guilt..
What do you think? Are we a nation of shopaholics, a nation of closet frugalistas or a combination of the two?