Rethinking “Business As Usual”

As the heads of state for the G20 countries gather in Cannes for their annual conference, where the economy will be high on the agenda, I thought it would be fine to contemplate a vision of a post-consumer society, where people work fewer hours. They may also choose to pursue re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy. Produced by the Center For the New American Dream, it’s narrated by economist and best-selling author Juliet Schor (http://www.julietschor.org).

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More links:

Center For A New American Dream

*Thanks, Jen, for forwarding this link*

0 thoughts on “Rethinking “Business As Usual”

  1. Great video. I’m going to share it on my blog as well.

    I’m a staunch advocate of working less in a traditional environment to create value independently, from home. I feel it’s a greener pursuit all around–less need for transportation, time to affordably cook meals in bulk to freeze, less money to spend on needless consumer items, and more time to spend with loved ones.

    The point it makes about cleantech is a valid one as well-producing all those solar panels and wind mills uses yet more resources.

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