Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation by Samuel Alexander

By Samuel Alexander

While commercial civilisation collapsed within the 3rd decade of the twenty first century, a neighborhood residing on a small island within the South Pacific Ocean came upon itself completely remoted from the remainder of the area. with out choice yet to construct a self-sufficient economic system with very constrained strength provides, this neighborhood set approximately making a easier lifestyle that can flourish into the deep destiny. made up our minds especially else to go beyond the materialistic values of the previous global, they made a dedication to reside materially easy lives, confident that this used to be the finest route to real freedom, peace, and sustainable prosperity. Seven a long time later, within the 12 months 2099, this e-book describes the result of their notable dwelling scan.

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John Michael Greer, The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World Table of Contents Acknowledgements Prologue Chapter One: Castles in the Air Chapter Two: The Disintegration of Empire Chapter Three: Deindustrial Economy Chapter Four: Flourishing in Simplicity Chapter Five: Politics and the Art of Freedom Chapter Six: Awakening of Spirit Chapter Seven: The Noble Lie Chapter Eight: More Day to Dawn Epilogue Entropia Ecovillage About the Author Acknowledgements In writing this ‘utopia of sufficiency’ I was influenced and inspired by many people.

My grandmother, in particular, was an engaging storyteller, and her soft-spoken but vivid anecdotes about the Great Disruption taught me that human suffering is always personal, always specific, no matter how broadly it is shared. It hurt here, she would explain, and it felt like this. She would speak not so much of hunger in the abstract, as of the time the bean crop failed; not of loss, but of her own shattered dreams of security; not of pain, but of grandfather’s arthritis, which he endured silently as he worked in the vineyards and orchards in the hope of feeding the community he loved.

Without too much difficulty they managed to purchase the island from the New Zealand government, in whose jurisdiction it fell, while also keeping their identities hidden, which remained their desire. The island had been kept as a nature reserve, and so it was uninhabited, but given its isolation and relatively small size, the government had decided, in the midst of an economic depression, that ultimately it was an unjustified expense. When an offer that could not be refused was tendered for its purchase, the struggling conservative government did not let the opportunity pass it by, eagerly selling this neglected national treasure to the anonymous bidder.

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