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NEW ECONOMICS 101 (THE): True Wealth in the New Economy
Economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor offers a refreshingly clear analysis of the ecological and social costs of mass consumerism, and a passionate call to arms for radically rethinking our relationship to consumer goods. Citing new developments in economic theory, social analysis, and ecological design, and real-world examples of people and places putting these cutting-edge ideas into practice, Schor makes a compelling case that preserving dwindling natural resources and fostering economic security will require replacing old modes of debt-financed growth with a new paradigm of sustainability that is less about scarcity and sacrifice than about new forms of plentitude. Along the way, she points to the growing number of new lifestyles and social forms emerging across the country and around the world that are replacing the dead-end, work-and-spend cycle with the abundant and infinitely renewable resources of time, creativity, and community.