Jobs and society  |  Events  |  14.01.2012

Economy of the Plenitude

The Belgian Green foundations Oikos and Etopia are organising with the support of the Green/EFA group in the European Parliament a conference on new economic theory, reduced working time and the ecological footprint. Guest lecturer Juliet Schor will share her thoughts on the environmental crisis and building a society that is both fair and sustainable.

EVENT: Conference

TIME: January 14, 2012, 19:00 - 21:30 

PLACE: Botanique, Rue Royale 236, 1210 Brussels 

LANGUAGE: English, translation to French and Dutch

Juliet Schor is professor of sociology at Boston College. She is known for her books criticising the modern consumerist society (“Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture”), and her analyses of the relatively recent decline in the quality of life of Americans (“The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure”, “The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need”). Her latest book “Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth” synthesises these interests by taking into consideration the impacts of the environmental crisis. The conference will be moderated by Philippe Lamberts, Greens/ EFA Member of European Parliament, and Dirk Holemans, director of the Flemish Green Foundation Oikos.