Video: Plenitude – Reducing Working Hours, 5 min

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This fun animation provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy.

Narrated by economist and best-selling author Juliet Schor ( Created by the Center for a New American Dream.

Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Reducing working hours is the only way to full employment and averting the paper chase and resume heaven, the impossible status quo.
The planet gets time off too. Sharing could become social capital as an alternative to barter and sale.
This is a way to claim human scale, restore the public sector and reverse the exploding commodification and inequality.

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