Juliet Schor is professor of sociology at Boston College and co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream. Her most recent book is 'Plenitude: the new economics of true wealth'. She is one of the keynote speakers at the ISEE conference and expands on her speech in the following blog post: The joys of making and doing (ISEE 2010), The Plenitude Path to Sustainability (ISEE 2010).
In my address to the International Society for Ecological Economics I argued that to reduce ecological footprint and solve the unemployment crisis, hours of work should be reduced. This shares the available work and reduces pressure on eco-systems...read more
Despite the lack of policy progress on climate change and ecosystem degradation there is no shortage of solutions currently on offer. While the specifics may differ, those getting most attention share one characteristic—they focus on technological...read more