Radical thinking in economics

“Practicing Plenitude: Transition to a Small-Scale, Ecologically-Light, High-Satisfaction Economy”

Juliet B. Schor, economist and Professor of Sociology at Boston College, will give a talk based on her new book, Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. In Plenitude, Schor argues that our usual way back to growth—a debt-financed consumer boom— is no longer an option our households, or planet, can afford. She offers a groundbreaking statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. You can learn more about Professor Schor’s work at http://www.julietschor.org/

4:30 PM, February 7th, 2012

Smith Buonnano Hall 106

Sponsored by a Mellon Graduate Workshop Grant. Contact: sean_dinces@brown.edu

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