Author Juliet Schor speaks with host Paul O'Brien.
We are living in a new ecological and economic reality. Humans are using this planet's resources faster than we are regenerating them. Eco-systems are shutting down, turning oceans into dead zones and farmland into desert. As a result, food, energy, and transport are becoming increasingly expensive. The current recession has led to another type of scarcity: incomes, jobs, and credit are also in short supply. Our usual way back to growth -- a debt-financed consumer boom -- is no longer an option we can afford. Our guest today argues that through a major shift to new sources of wealth, green technologies and different ways of living, we can all experience plenitude.