So all this talk of economics, growth and consumption has got me somewhat fired up.
Throughout my internet wanderings i stumbled upon Samuel Alexander who in my mind is a genius of our generation. A Melbourne University academic, he lives simply and happily in a small hut that he built himself using mostly abandoned materials. He is also the founder and executive director of the Life Poets’ Simplicity Collective (www.simplicitycollective.com), a grass-roots political and community association dedicated to the organization and advancement of the ‘voluntary simplicity’ movement in Australia and New Zealand.
His writing is considered, highly academic, yet grounded and published in mainstream journals.
I think i have an intellectual crush……
Find him here: http://simplerway.org/