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David Owen

The New Yorker Staff Writer; Author of Green Metropolis and The Conundrum

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David Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1991. Before joining The New Yorker, he was a contributing editor at The Atlantic Monthly, and prior to that, a senior writer at Harper’s and a frequent contributor to Esquire. He is also a contributing editor at Golf Digest, and the author of a dozen books. He lives in northwest Connecticut with his wife, writer Ann Hodgman, and their two children.

Speaking Topics

  • Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability


David Owen at TEDxBerlin

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The Conundrum

"The Conundrum...pierces the magical thinking that has repackaged high-end luxury goods, such as hybrid cars, as virtuous and the idea that we can consume our way out of trouble. The only way we can forestall, much less avert, disaster is to consume less."  

– Txchnologist

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