Juliet Schor

Juliet Schor

Former Fellow

Juliet B. Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Her most recent book is True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy (Penguin, 2011, previously published as Plenitude).

She also wrote the national best-seller The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, 1992), The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting, and the New Consumer (Basic Books, 1998), and Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture (Scribner, 2004). Schor is a co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream, a former Guggenheim Fellow, winner of the Herman Daly Prize, and a member of the MacArthur Connected Learning Research Network, for which she is studying connected consumption.

Contributions to Humans & Nature:
  • The 80 Percent Solution
    A response to “How can we create a successful economy without continuous economic growth?” 

Noteworthy Links:
  • Juliet Schor
    Visit Juliet Schor’s personal page to learn more about her research and writing.
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