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Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth…

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

by Juliet B. Schor

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I listened to an interview with Juliet Schor on Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw on Radio New Zealand in 2010.


So when I saw the book at the library I decided to read it.

Although it had been a while since I listened to the interview, I think I enjoyed the interview more than reading the book. It's quite a hard read I thought, partly because of my lack of economics training, partly because it's not structured/subheaded in a particularly easy-to-read fashion. At a sentence level it's not hard at all.

It's nice to hear an alternative for the future, one which doesn't include either austerity or spectacular ecological malfunction. I think we should try living as Juliet Schor suggests.

Interestingly, I've been reading quite a few feminist books lately, and I think the Plenitudinal way of living would mean families do much better in this busy Western world.
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In Plenitude economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. Humans are degrading the planet far faster than they are regenerating it.… (more)

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