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Ted Trainer and the Simpler Way

Simplicity Institute, 2012


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Resource IDalexander2012
Resource titleTed Trainer and the Simpler Way
Author(s)Samuel Alexander
Publication/ sourceSimplicity Institute
Date published 2012
Summary text/ abstractFor several decades Ted Trainer has been developing and refining an important theory of societal change, which he calls The Simpler Way. His essential premise is that overconsumption in the most developed regions of the world is the root cause of our global predicament, and upon this premise he argues that a necessary part of any transition to a sustainable and just world involves those who are overconsuming accepting far more materially 'simple' lifestyles. That is the radical implication of our global predicament which most people, including most environmentalists, seem unwilling to acknowledge or accept, but which Trainer does not shy away from and, indeed, which he follows through to its logical conclusion. The Simpler Way is not about deprivation or sacrifice, however; it is about embracing what is sufficient to live well and creating social and economic systems on that basis.
Library categoriesAnarchism & Action, Economics, 'Limits to Growth', Simplicity
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