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VIDEO: Visualizing a Plenitude Economy – an animated take on what a post-consumer society could look like (5 min.)

Videos   |    by New Dream   |    July 29, 2011

This fun animation, narrated by economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor, provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like.

True Wealth: A Plenitude Economy

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    May 6, 2011

In Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, economist and New Dream board co-chair Juliet Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.

Happiness & Well-being

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A Smaller Piece of a Better Pie: Embracing "Luxurious Frugality

Blog   |    by Jake Giessman   |    November 27, 2012

Living simply shouldn't remain class-based or countercultural; it should be downright American.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of a Shorter Workweek

Resources   |    by New Dream   |    October 18, 2013

In this infographic series, New Dream explores the ramifications of overworking on our health, happiness, and environment.

When Planning Family Vacations, Don’t Forget the Train

Blog   |    by Suzita Cochran   |    March 7, 2012

Traveling by train can be a magical alternative to the high-stress world of airports and Interstates.

My Story of Frugality: Breaking My Economic Dependence on My Job

Blog   |    by Dale S. Brown   |    August 4, 2011

How one D.C. resident changed her relationship to money and gained just a bit of freedom from the endless demands to earn it.

What Is "Enough"? Achieving the Right Balance in Our Lives and Families

Blog   |    by Suzita Cochran   |    December 5, 2011

Whether it’s a material item like shoes or a non-material one like free time, how do you know when you have enough of something?

Counter-Intuition 101: Why Recent Bad Economic News Means It’s Time for Working Less

Blog   |    by Juliet Schor   |    June 13, 2011

Reducing hours of work may seem counter-intuitive. But the historical record suggests it’s a smart move that will create a "triple dividend."

Strategies for a New Economy: 10 Takeaways for All Americans

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    June 21, 2012

Is it possible to create an economy that prioritizes both human well-being and Earth’s natural systems? The movement has already begun.