Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

by Juliet B. Schor, Karen White
     
 

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At a moment of ecological and financial crisis, bestselling author and economist Juliet B. Schor presents a revolutionary strategy for transitioning toward a richer, more balanced life.See more details below

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At a moment of ecological and financial crisis, bestselling author and economist Juliet B. Schor presents a revolutionary strategy for transitioning toward a richer, more balanced life.

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Publishers Weekly
Schor (Born to Buy) introduces her concept of “plenitude” as a way forward after the recent “shattering” of global capitalism and continued rise in CO2 emissions. Plentitude is a commitment to enjoying—not exploiting—nature's richness, to envisioning environmental, economic, and psychological health as braided and capable of growing symbiotically and more securely than the “business as usual” practices that imploded in 2008. Schor pleads for avoiding “planetary ecocide”: even though the polar ice caps are shrinking and 38% of the 45,000 species studied by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature are under threat of extinction, the West—particularly Americans—continue to create waste and gobble up resources at unsustainable rates (in 2006, the U.S. emission of CO2 was 19.7 metric tons per capita, compared to 1.3 in India). Fortunately, the interest in alternative energy, recycling, and clean nanotechnologies is increasing, and Schor encourages readers to match it by breaking out of a work hard/spend hard cycle, thereby improving both the environment and quality of life. It might be utopian, but it's also fresh, persuasive, and passionately argued, speaking to the individual and the collective. (May)
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"Plenitude is a meticulously researched dissection of the roots of our economic crisis." —Paul Hawken, author of the New York Times bestseller Blessed Unrest

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ISBN-13:
9781400117338
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
05/13/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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"Plenitude is a meticulously researched dissection of the roots of our economic crisis." —-Paul Hawken, author of the New York Times bestseller Blessed Unrest

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