Do Americans Shop Too Much?
By (author) Juliet B. Schor
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Do Americans Shop Too Much? by Juliet B. Schor
Book DescriptionJuliet Schor breaks a taboo by exposing Americans' shopping habits to moral society. Schor disapproves of unfettered private consumption, not only because we already use up so much, but also because overspending to bolster a sense of self does not lead to happiness. Along with her critique, Schor suggests intriguing ideas for making 'status' goods accessible for all--for example, imposing high taxes on expensive items to subsidize lines of affordable 'luxury' goods. A firestorm of responses follow from economist Robert Frank and others. The New Democracy Forum is a series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns. "A civic treasure. . . . A truly good idea, carried out with intelligence and panache." --Robert Pinsky
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807004432
(203mm x 133mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Juliet B. Schor
Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society, Hardback (February 2016)
This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.
Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plentitude, Paperback (August 2014)
How small, innovative grassroots groups are discovering a new kind of economy and a richer quality of life
Born to Buy, Paperback (January 2006)
Now in paperback, with a new Afterword by the author, the groundbreaking book that every parent and teacher must read - offering the first hard research data on the consequences of turning young children into consumers.
Sustainable Planet, Paperback (December 2002)» View all books by Juliet B. Schor
A collection of essays by writers on sustainable living, examining how we can spend less, consume less, and restore greater balance in our lives. The contributors include Juliet Schor, Bill McKibben, Mary Pipher and William McDonough. Topics addressed include overwork and loss of community.
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Author Biography - Juliet B. Schor
Author of "The Overworked American" and "The Overspent American, " Juliet Schor is professor of economics at Harvard University.
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