21 Feb '12, 4pm

Work Fewer Hours, Save the Planet

Work Fewer Hours, Save the Planet

What if, instead of telling people what not to do -- don't drive SUVs, don't live in big homes, don't buy too much stuff -- environmentalists pushed to empower people to choose to work fewer hours, enjoy more time with family or friends and -- maybe best of all, in these times -- help create jobs? This appealing vision comes from Juliet Schor, an author and social critic whose best-selling books about work, consumption, culture and the environment include The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (1992) and The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need (1998). In her latest, originally called Plenitude but re-branded for the paperback edition as True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy , Schor offers a "strategy for living that gives people more time, more c...

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