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.
|Short title||The Moneyless Man|
|Long title||The Moneyless Man - A Year of Freeconomic Living|
- Someone outside the normal range -an outlier: Invaluable & Inspirational Review by Lend It All Man
- an excellent read, a real page-turner Review by Patrick Whitefield, author of the Earth Care Manual, review in Permaculture magazine
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)