Juliet B. Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Her most recent book is True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy (Penguin, 2011, previously published as Plenitude).
She also wrote the national best-seller The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, 1992), The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting, and the New Consumer (Basic Books, 1998), and Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture (Scribner, 2004). Schor is a co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream, a former Guggenheim Fellow, winner of the Herman Daly Prize, and a member of the MacArthur Connected Learning Research Network, for which she is studying connected consumption.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The 80 Percent Solution
A response to “How can we create a successful economy without continuous economic growth?”
Visit Juliet Schor's personal website to learn more about her research and writing.