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The Moneyless Man - A Year of Freeconomic Living

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A testament to Mark's astounding determination, this witty and heart-warming book will make you re-evaluate your relationship to your wallet.
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After a degree in economics and six years in the organic food business, Mark became convinced of two important facts. Firstly, that most of the social and ecological problems of the world have to do with remoteness: we don’t see the consequences of our actions because they’re so far removed from us. Secondly, that this remoteness is only possible because of money. By totally giving it up, Mark has highlighted many of the ways, large and small, that it affects almost everything we do.

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Author Mark Boyle
Short title The Moneyless Man
Long title The Moneyless Man - A Year of Freeconomic Living
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Page count 206
Language English
ISBN-10 No
ISBN-13 9781851687879

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Someone outside the normal range -an outlier: Invaluable & Inspirational Review by Lend It All Man
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We need 'outliers' like Mark Boyle to prompt us into believing that the change is possible. It has been a pleasure to be on part of this journey with Mark. (Posted on 07/11/2011)
an excellent read, a real page-turner Review by Patrick Whitefield, author of the Earth Care Manual, review in Permaculture magazine
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Mark Boyle doesn’t use money. It’s a simple thing to say but a much more difficult one to do. Whittling down your lifestyle till you can survive on very little is one thing but doing without money altogether takes you into a whole other reality. After a degree in economics and six years in the organic food business, Mark became convinced of two important facts. Firstly, that most of the social and ecological problems of the world have to do with remoteness: we don’t see the conse-quences of our actions because they’re so far removed from us. Secondly, that this remoteness is only possible because of money. Inspired by this belief, he sold the houseboat he was living in and used the money to set up Freeconomy, an online community that helps people share their skills, tools and spaces for free. Then he decided to put his whole way of life where his mouth was and live for a year without using money; this book is his account of that year.

Not many of us can follow Mark’s example directly – he’s young, exception-ally fit and has no dependents. So how relevant is this book to the rest of us? Well for a start it’s an excellent read, a real page-turner, and worth reading just for the enjoyment of the story it tells. It also contains a series of practical tips for moneyless living which would be useful for anyone wanting to cut down on their use of money, and probably to all of us in the coming uncertain times. But it’s also a book that makes you think. Money is so much a part of our lives that we take it for granted. By totally giving it up Mark has highlighted many of the ways, large and small, that it affects almost everything we do.
(Posted on 28/07/2010)

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