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Readers may also be interested in¬†Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation, by Samuel Alexander, which is a work of fiction – a ‘utopia of sufficiency’ – that seeks to envision a culture and economy based on material sufficiency.

171 Comments

  1. Thanks!

  2. Thanks

  3. thanks and more power

  4. Thanks!

  5. nice thankyou

  6. Looking forward to reading

  7. I’m excited to read this

  8. thanks!

  9. inspiring!

  10. Inspiring!!

  11. thanks for all your work. Dr. Trainer, I have a question for you. In your paper ” Can renewable energy sustain consumer society? A Negative Case” you did not believe that Supply side could solve our march to global ecocide. Given the developments in technology today, do you still have reason to believe technology alone will not suffice and if not, why.

    Looking forward to your response.

  12. thank you!

  13. Very interested

  14. Looking forward to reading it

  15. Great!

  16. Thanks and here’s to simplicity

  17. Looking forward to read… Thanks. I remember a saying of my old Aunts’ “Live simply so that others may simply live”. Good advice I think.

  18. thanks

  19. Thank you, in advance.

  20. looking forward to a challenging read!

  21. Slowing down and being thoughtful about what I think I need or what I want has been key in leading a simpler lifestyle. A complete plan is not required when trying to live more simply. The practice, and it does take practice, of being more thoughtful will naturally lead to a simpler life.

  22. Looking forward to the read and the response to the read …

  23. Thanks

  24. Excited and looking forward to read about The Simple Way. I want to analyse it in the light of the degrowth-movement and compare it to the Transition Town approach/strategy!

  25. Looking forward to reading!

  26. Please send me the PDF! I look forward to reading it :) Thank you!!

  27. Thanks in advance!

  28. Looking foward to reading this

  29. Interested in the simple things and unwinding the complexities of material stuff.

  30. Thank you

  31. I’d love a pdf copy of The Simpler Way, please. Thanks, and simple wishes.

  32. Hi there – I’d love a pdf copy of The Simpler Way, please.

    I’m in the early stages of researching a book on the subject and would also be interested in talking to Samuel and Ted (a kind of interview) if that’s possible. I’m on The Simplicity Collective’s email list so will contact Samuel that way as well.

    Many thanks, and simple wishes,
    Louise

  33. Justing getting started down this path.

  34. I can’t wait to read it!

  35. Looking forward. To reading it!

  36. thanks

  37. Please send the pdf when you have chance.

  38. Looking forward to reading this! Thank you

  39. Looking forward to reading.

  40. looking forward to reading the document

  41. I would like to receive the document. Looking forward to reading it. Thank you. Annie :-)

  42. I would like the pdf doc for reading….thx

  43. Read Ted Trainer’s book “Abandon Affluence” years ago. Even more applicable today.

  44. Looking forward to it!

  45. Thank you.

  46. Looking forward to reading practical plan.

  47. Look forward to reading your information.

  48. Looking forward to reading

  49. Looking forward to the read! Thanks and praises

  50. In Simplicity…

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