The Moneyless Manifesto: Live Well, Live Rich, Live Free by Mark Boyle
That we need money to live – like it or not – is a self-evident truism. Right?
Not anymore. Drawing on almost three years of experience as The Moneyless Man, ex-businessman Mark Boyle not only demystifies money and the system that binds us to it, he also explains how liberating, easy and enjoyable it is to live with less of it.
Mark’s original, witty style will help simplify and diversify your personal economy, freeing you from the invisible ties that limit you, and making you more resilient to financial shocks. The Moneyless Manifesto will enable you to start your journey into a new world.
“Written with passion and outstanding integrity, Mark Boyle’s latest book breaks new ground in the field of genuine sustainability. Boyle is living proof that it’s not only possible to live without money, but that life is more heart-ful, more real, and infinitely more sustainable.” Manda Scott, Sunday Times bestselling author of Boudica and Rome
“I hope the Chancellor of the Exchequer reads this book. It will open the eyes of bankers, hedge fund managers and financiers who live in the world of make believe.” Satish Kumar, Editor-in-Chief of Resurgence & Ecologist
“Read this book to discover how your life can be transformed by a world of qualities where the central values are reciprocity, community and the growth of our humanity and compassion.” Dr Stephan Harding, author of Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia and Head of Holistic Science at Schumacher College.
Published 2012. B&W paperback, 352 pages. ISBN 9781856231015
Mark Boyle became The Moneyless Man in November 2008 when he set out to try living completely without money for twelve months – not spending, earning, saving, or using it. His first book, The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living, was published in June 2010 by Oneworld Publications and documents this journey. Having successfully completed the first year of moneyless living, Mark continued to live moneylessly for almost three years.
Mark is the founder of the Freeconomy movement – which puts people with skills, tools, and time in touch with those with a need for these things, without money changing hands. As a companion to The Moneyless Manifesto, Mark and others have set up moneylessmanifesto.org in order to encourage readers to share their experiences about moneyless living, or moving away from dependence on current cultures around modern economy.