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Juliet Schor on Why We Buy

program date: 
Tue, 02/26/2008

Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Juliet Schor, author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure and The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting and the New Consumer. They discuss our culture of consumption.  How did a nation of thrifty immigrants become obsessed with buying stuff, and more stuff?  What are the implications of our fifty-year spending spree, for how we live, for how we work, and for the future of the planet? 


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