- Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics (from the Foreword)
The revolution before us is only worth joining if it goes to the depths that Mark has explored . . . it is my hope that this book will deepen its readers’ belief in the possibility of such a world.
- Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup
Mark Boyle’s ideas are dangerous in the best possible way. Read them at your own risk.
- Tom Hodgkinson, Sunday Times bestselling author of How to be Idle
An inspiring meditation on the divisive power of money, which also offers excellent practical suggestions for escaping its grip.
- Manda Scott, Sunday Times bestselling author of Boudica and Rome
Written with passion and outstanding integrity, Mark Boyle’s latest book breaks new ground in the field of genuine sustainability – one without money. It’s not as if we haven’t done this before. The Romans brought us money along with marriage (the ownership of …read more
- John Zerzan, author of Future Primitive and Against Civilisation
Mark Boyle’s book is at once practical, analytical and personal. A fine contribution that also opens on to the question of the very nature of the world we live in – and need to move beyond.
- Satish Kumar, Editor-in-Chief of Resurgence & Ecologist
Mark Boyle is a brave man. The Moneyless Manifesto explodes the myth about money and brings the reader nearer to the truth that money is not true wealth. It is the land, the forests, the animals, the people, the community and the human …read more
- Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and The End of Nature
This book will make you think – make you wonder, make you ponder, maybe make you change. It’s remarkably important.
- Polly Higgins, author of Eradicating Ecocide
Our culture has lost its way and our love affair with money has led us to exploit people and our planetary resources to such an extent that we are now threatening our very existence and committing Ecocide. By reframing our reliance on money …read more
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, 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.
In this book, Mark takes us on an exploration that goes deeper into the thinking that pushed him to make the decision to go moneyless, and the philosophy he developed along the way. Bursting with radical new perspectives on some of the vital, yet often unquestioned, pillars of economic theory and what it really means to be ‘sustainable’ – as well as creative and practical solutions for how we can live more with less – Boyle offers us one of the world’s most thought-provoking voices on economic and ecological ideas.
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 explores why making the transition beyond monetary economics is becoming the zeitgeist of the Occupy generation, and how you can participate in the world’s only booming economy – the gift economy.