The Slow One

WilliamPowersAs we approach Labor Day, now seems like a good time to think not only about the value of our labor, but about the value of the time we spend not working. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is William Powers, author of New Slow City – a reflection of an unhurried, minimalist life in the heart of high-speed Manhattan. In his book, Powers offers an alternative philosophy for living, one that stands in stark contrast to the American ethos of constant growth and unending expansion of production and consumption. Powers and host Alex Wise have a conversation about the root of our obsession with work, the drawbacks of constantly striving for increased productivity, the influence of technology on the quality of time, and how better stewardship of the planet may be tied to just slowing down.