31st Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures

Voices of a New Economics

Gar Alperovitz and Juliet Schor are among a growing list of authors writing about a new economy, and through their writing, building the imagination to get us there. In addition to speakers Gar Alperovitz and Juliet Schor the Thirty-First Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures included “Voices of Today’s Youth: Occupy Wall Street and Youth for a New Economy,” a panel comprised of Occupy Wall Street participants and other student activists.


Time Activity
9:30 Registration, Community Church 40 East 35th Street, New York City
10:00 Welcome by Neva Goodwin
10:15 Talk by Juliet Schor
11:15 Audience response and questions
11:45 Lunch – Pre-order brown bag lunch or bring your own
1:00 Panel with representatives of Youth for a New Economy and Occupy Wall Street moderated by Dan Levinson
2:00 Audience response and questions
2:30 Break
2:45 Talk by Gar Alperovitz
3:45 Audience response and questions
4:30 Closing remarks by speakers



“Voices of Today’s Youth: Occupy Wall Street and the Call for a New Economy”
In this forum we heard directly from participants of the New York City Wall Street protest, as well as other student activists who, in growing numbers, are rejecting our “broken economy system” and seeking to shape equitable, sustainable alternatives.

Youth and OWS Panel: Charlie Young, Rina Kuupisalo, Kyle Graecey, Karanja Gacuca and Annie McShiras.


Related Lectures

Distributing Our Technological Inheritance
The Possibility of Profound Change in America
The Next America: The Emerging New Direction as the Old Order Decays
The New Economics of Plentitude
If You Don’t Like Capitalism or State Socialism, What Do You Want?

Event Speakers

Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz is the former Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland. Historian, political economist, activist, writer, and former government official, he is the author of numerous books, among them What Then Must We Do? (2013); Unjust Deserts, with Lew Daly (2008); America Beyond Capitalism (2005); Making a Place for Community, with David Imbroscio … Continued

Juliet B. Schor

Juliet B. Schor studies trends in working time and leisure, consumerism, the relationship between work and family, women’s issues, and economic justice. Since 2011 Schor has also been researching the sharing economy, including both non-profit community initiatives (makerspaces, timebanks) and for-profit platforms like Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber. She was a fellow at the John Simon Guggenheim … Continued