Brown-Bagging and Other Cutbacks Still the American Way

a brown bag lunch
a brown bag lunch

Brown-bagging is the right choice for many Americans, sacrificing little luxuries and cutting corners wherever possible despite the slow economic "recovery."

It's something I see every day; a bin outside the front door of my five-year-old's kindergarten classroom holds the lunch pails for all his schoolmates. As the year wears on, the bin has gotten fuller and fuller, to the point where the last parents to arrive often have to balance their child's lunchboxes precariously on top.