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From Greider's perspective, a real achievement is now under attack from short-sighted penny-pinchers. "Rich nations," he says, "are all confronted in different ways by the same assault, the same question: Must they now undo what the twentieth century created - the strong social presence of the state?"
Some of those people were simply penny-pinchers. Others were free spirits who disliked being force-fed only what the Bell System deigned to tariff.
In reading their stories, one is tempted to think of these people as tedious penny-pinchers. One of them, in fact, maintains that you can drive the same car for 20 years if you take care of it, an austerity that runs counter to our romantic vision of a millionaire's life.
The Royal Family are notorious penny-pinchers - TV presenter Vanessa Feltz, pictured.
For penny-pinchers looking for a sale, check out Kmart's (NYSE: KM) new prices.
BRITONS are a nation of penny-pinchers, with some people even dumping a partner before Christmas to save cash, research claimed today.
(8am to 8pm sounds good) or will bureaucratic penny-pinchers get their way as usual?
BRITONS are a nation of penny-pinchers, with some people even going as far as dumping a partner just before Christmas in a bid to save cash, research revealed today.
Then there's the unpronounceable words, so-called penny-pinchers in Ceredigion and, of course, the never ending sheep jokes.
But Whitehall penny-pinchers dealt the biggest blow to Middlesbrough Council.
clickthrough, such false economizing penny-pinchers will have to live with the patrons they already have, praying that age will not wither or the Web lure these few familiar faces away.
Conspiracy theorists, control freaks, procrastinators and penny-pinchers can avoid the postal process entirely by dropping off their ballots at county elections drop boxes.