I came across a passage in Jerome M. Segal's Graceful Simplicity: Toward a Philosophy and Politics of Simple of Living that articulates, for me, the kind of real progress that I envision. It goes like this:
"The point of an economy, even a dynamic economy, is not to have more and more; it is to liberate us from the economic--to provide a material platform from which we may go on to build the good life. That's the alternative American dream."
What would you do if you were liberated from the economic?
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