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Enjoy Your Work

I’ve been reading a lot lately and, as a result, have been mulling over some fascinating material. My path started with Ivan Illich’s Tools for Conviviality and E.F. Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful. Digesting these two books brought me right back to where I started many years ago with William Coperthwaite’s A Handmade Life. These three books (and a few others I’m reading) overlap in several important ways – they all lay out their vision for a society that is designed around the growth and health of people as opposed to industrial development (that leads to unhealthy consumerism) and state development (that leads to the suppression of individuals, families, and communities).   In their writings, these three men also labor to correct the...

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