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Plenitude by Juliet B. Schor
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Sep 15, 2010

really liked it
Read in September, 2010

A book about living a richer, more creative life during a time of ecological and economic crisis. "We devalue the material world bu excessive acquisition and discard of products. The plenitude principle of true materialism reverses this attitude."

The author believes that keeping energy costs high is the key to reducing our consumption of energy. She believes we work way too much. We would all be better off with less hours as businesses could hire more employees. That is not part of BAU (Business as usual) as corporations would prefer to have less employees working more and more hours. That keeps unemployment higher than it should be and we become less efficient the more hours we work. "Throughout the history of capitalism, displaced workers have been absorbed in part through reductions of working hours."

Definitely recommended for those interested in economics, work and sustainability!


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