Juliet Schor on Why We Buy
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?