That we need money to live like it or not is a self-evident truism. Right? Not anymore. Drawing on almost three years of experience as The Moneyless Man, ex-businessman Mark Boyle not only demystifies money and the system that binds us to it, he also explains how liberating, easy and enjoyable it is to live with less of it. In this book, Mark takes us on an exploration that goes deeper into the thinking that pushed him to make the decision to go moneyless, and the philosophy he developed along the way. Bursting with radical new perspectives on some of the vital, yet often unquestioned, pillars of economic theory and what it really means to be 'sustainable' as well as creative and practical solutions for how we can live more with less Boyle offers us one of the world s most thought-provoking voices on economic and ecological ideas. Mark's original, witty style will help simplify and diversify your personal economy, freeing you from the invisible ties that limit you, and making you more resilient to financial shocks. The Moneyless Manifesto will enable you to start your journey into a new world.
Mark Boyle became The Moneyless Man in November 2008 when he set out to try living completely without money for 12 months - not spending, earning, saving or using it. His first book The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living, was published in June 2010 by Oneworld Publications, and documents this journey. Having successfully completed the first year of moneyless living, Boyle continued to live moneylessly for almost three years. The Moneyless Manifesto supports, informs and encourages others who would like to explore the possibility of living more with less. Boyle is the founder of the Freeconomy movement - which puts people with skills, tools and time in touch with those with a need for these things, without money changing hands - and blogs at www.justfortheloveofit.org