When it’s all too much…

”More and more I heard the words: ‘Stop what you are doing now – all this luxury and consumerism – and start your real life’. I had the feeling I was working as a slave for things that I did not wish for or...

What’s the Economy for Anyway?

John deGraaf has made another great film that’s both funny and searing in its critique of the toxic by-products of the  consumer culture. It’s called What’s the Economy for Anyway? and you can watch a trailer on YouTube. It...

What is the new frugality?

The New York Times article “After Escaping Jobless Rolls, Trauma May Linger” profiles several people who’ve found work after 6 months to 2 years of unemployment, likening their anxieties and broken relationships to PTSD. They...