Posts Tagged ‘changing the american dream’

The American Dream Revisited…It’s time for Innovation!

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Economist and best-selling author Juliet Schor has a new video describing the new American Dream: The film shows why economic and job-related strategies from the past that don’t work in today’s economy.  It depicts, in her words, “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.”

In our book Upside, we talk about the need for creating your own career crystal ball of the future. This film is an excellent example of our concept: taking advantage of emerging job opportunities based on the needs of the future.  It also takes into account the need to pay attention to our dwindling resources as that affects job opportunities, too. (more…)