Juliet Schor

Juliet Schor

What was the nature of their innovation and how did it contribute to humankind? Juliet Schor deserves to be honored for her work on trends in labor and leisure, consumption, the economics of families, and economic justice. Her first well-known book, The Overworked American, described the time pressures, competition, and consumerism of late 20th-century America. Her other successful books include The Overspent American, Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture, and Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the 21st Century. Her research focuses on topics including the commercialization of childhood, the relation between working hours, inequality and carbon emissions, the sharing economy, and the environmental sustainability of developed-country lifestyles. She has served as a consultant to the United Nations, at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, and to the United Nations Development Program. She is also the co-founder of the Board of the Center for a New American Dream, and the Center for Popular Economics. Already a recipient of the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, it would be appropriate to honor her with a ‘Not the Nobel Award’

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