Renowned environmental economist, Juliet Schor, will give a public lecture, “Consumption and Sustainability: Toward the Plenitude Economy?" on Thursday, November 18 at 7:15 p.m. in Wachovia Auditorium. Her talk is based on her most recent book, Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth.
This event is free and open to the public.
In Plenitude, Schor argues that through new sources of wealth, green technologies, and different lifestyles, Americans can enjoy a higher quality of living and economic security. She emphasizes the importance of local economies and community bonds. A synopsis of Plenitude may be found here: http://www.julietschor.org/
Schor is currently a 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.
Her previous work is extensive, but some of her most well-known books include,
The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (1992), The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need (1998), and Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture (2004).