Woolman interviews economist and writer Juliet B. Schor. Among other thing, she talks about consumerism in the US and her new book Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture.
Born to Buy
INTERVIEW WITH JULIET SCHORAmericans love to shop. We own roughly one TV per person and acquire an average of 48 new pieces of apparel a year. We also work longer hours than people in any other industrial country, and 1.5 million U.S. households declare bankruptcy every year. Economist Juliet B. Schor has studied the work-and-spend phenomenon in her popular books The Overworked American and The Overspent American. In her new book, Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture, Schor looks at how corporations enlist schools, cultural institutions, and even other kids to transform children into consumers. -James WoolmanDOLLARS & SENSE: In The Overworke...