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You cannot eat money, or make clothes, or build a house out of it.

In this day and age when it is politically correct to be out of work and complain on being hard up I propose to reflect whether this widely proclaimed poverty is real or faked. If it is MONEY that you are after, then I have no remedy. You will be poor (in the sense that you have not enough) forever. If however you are able bodied and need food, shelter and security for yourself and your loved ones, and live in a town or a city and no-one wants to employ you and pay you for your work enough to cover your basic needs, then move to the country, grab the fork and shovel and produce your own kitchen veggies, keep a pork or two and some chickens. Chances are someone will help you build a decent house in exchange for the food which you have in excess. I agree individual small scale farming and husbandry is not efficient, but who wants the efficient when clearly efficiency does not prevent hunger and what is more is directly the cause of so much unemployment. Believe me, you will be happy as a lark provided it is not money that is your object in life!


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  • Jan 22 2013: Who pays hydro ? You can buy solar panels but with what ? Wind power is also an option but who foots that bill. Somewhere along the line you have to be a part of society if only out of sheer inevitable needs such as the fact that if everyone burns wood fuel pollution esculates dramatically. I wish life were this simple however it is not especially in areas where it snows. Someone might help you build a house but who is buying the materials and tools to accomplish said task on land you might not be permitted to build on since without money you can't possibly buy that land to build on in the first place, unless you are a squatter and in most cases no one will support that lifestyle either.

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