Dr Maurie J. Cohen is an Associate Fellow at Tellus Institute, Boston and Associate Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology where he is Director of the Program in Environmental Policy Studies and the Program in Science, Technology and Society.
The economic crisis that most of the western economies are facing is digging a breach in our consumer’s narratives. Signs of transition to a new kind of society are numerous in the USA as in Europe and Japan. Despite the claims of prominent development economists, a high mass-consumption society is not the endpoint of history. Could it be that a postconsumerist era is already creeping on us?Read more