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Juliet B. Schor is the award-winning author of The Overworked American and The Overspent American
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The Consumer Society Reader (2000) — Editor — 135 exemplars
The Golden Age of Capitalism: Reinterpreting the Postwar Experience (1990) — Editor; Col·laborador — 6 exemplars

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Worth the read, but I wouldn't buy it. Get it from the library. I essentially agree with the author's ideas, but the book is very lacking in details about how to put Plenitude into action. Her description of the Business As Usual system, it's history and workings, might be the most useful analysis in the book.
 
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bloftin2 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | May 4, 2023 |
The Overworked American is a well-researched, but dense economic history of the our struggle with the tradeoff between time and money. What really makes this book shine is the data in the latter chapters of the book that discuss the implications of the recent research that shows the broad preference for Americans to receive more free time rather than more money as part of their compensation rise. I also found her framing of the conflict between the labor movement of the early 20th century and businesses of that time in terms of leisure time to be interesting. Finally, her indictment of American materialism contains some gems.

This book is quite dated, which was not a problem, except that now I'm fascinated to understand how the incredible rise in income inequality during the 00s and the American cognitive surplus interplay with the trends that Dr. Schor discusses. It shouldn't be long until a second edition would be warranted.
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BrentN | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 7, 2023 |
 
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mykl-s | Dec 17, 2022 |
Here, twenty some years later, I'm rereading my notes about Schor's very interesting ideas, especially those about what kind of economy would result if we began consuming less. I must have read this book of sociology and economics some time around the turn of the century, and liked it enough to save those notes. The process has made me want to follow her websites and find her other books.
 
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mykl-s | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 20, 2022 |

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