Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Plenitude [Book Review]


Schor, Juliet B (2010) Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. Penguin Press: New York, NY.
 
This book is a good summary of what's wrong with our economy and what we need to do instead. If you've already read a lot about this, as I have, a lot may be redundant. But I did come across a number of different innovations I hadn't heard about including slow travel, Adobe Alliance, slipform construction, Bergman's New Work concepts, Aerogarden, fablab, Factor-e Farm, Green for All, Green Worker Coop.
 
Schor proposes four principles:
  • A new allocation of time through reduced hours of market work
  • A shift to high-productivity self-provisioning
  • The development of a low-cost, low-impact but high-satisfaction consumer life
  • Revitalization of community and social connection
See book in Amazon

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