Audio by artist juliet_schor

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

program date: 
Sun, 07/11/2010

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.

29:18 minutes (26.82 MB)


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