Graceful Simplicity: The Philosophy and Politics of the Alternative American Dream
Despite the United States' economic abundance, "the good life" has proved elusive. Millions long for more time for friends and family, for reading or walking or relaxing. Instead our lives are frantic, hectic, and harried. In Graceful Simplicity, Jerome M. Segal, philosopher, political activist, and former staff member of the House Budget Committee, expands and deepens the contemporary discourse on simple living. He articulates his conception of a politics of simplicity—one rooted in beauty, peace of mind, appreciativeness, and generosity of spirit.
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...: This book is excellent for what it is: a treatment of the politics and philosophy of simplicity. Segal writes well, beginning with Aristotle's Politics, and on to the Quaker Woolman, Benjamin ... Read full review
Two Ways of Thinking About Money
Individualistic Strategies for Simple Living
The Money We Need
The Politics of Simplicity
How Did We Get Where We Are?
Graceful Living and Retreating from the World
Graceful Opulence versus Graceful Simplicity
Are We Simple Creatures?
The Monetary Illusion
Economic Life for the Twentyfirst Century
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