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Visualizing a plenitude economy


This beautifully drawn 5-minute video provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy.

The video is narrated by economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor, based on her book Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth.

Read more about Schor's vision for a Plenitude economy on her website.

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years, in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women’s Studies. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Schor received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts.

Editorial Notes: Juliet Schor is a contributor to Energy Bulletin. Yes! Magazine just published her article Less Work, More Living . -BA

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