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Juliet Schor
Juliet Schor

Liberal values in an age of consumerism

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It's probably no surprise that the U.S. is the most consumer-oriented nation in the world. Juliet Schor, a critic of American Consumerism, says we work longer hours, save less and spend more than other industrialized countries. Schor is the author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture , and was the keynote speaker for the 2006 Crimmel Colloquium at St. Lawrence University last night. Her topic was "Spending Nation: Can Liberal Values Survive in the Age of Consumerism?" She spoke with Todd Moe.

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