No rents for Diogenes! I especially liked this:
We live this way for a very simple reason: It’s easier to learn to do without some of the things that money can buy than to earn the money to buy them.
There actually are people living somewhat similarly for ideological reasons, though. In fact, there’s a growing cult of this sort of thing going on, as you may know. Unfortunately, many of these people tie in all sorts of outlandish religious, mystic and/or nutritional theories with their possum living and give us all a reputation for weirdness. Many back-to-basics types also buy expensive and unnecessary equipment, clothing and health-nut food (and wind up back in the money economy because of it) and so give us all a reputation for phoniness.
So if you’re thinking spiritual or sociological thoughts, don’t waste your time with me, but if you just want to easy-up your life somewhat, why, then, you’re talking my language! We’ll get that Protestant Work Ethic monkey off your back!
Well, as Freud -- no Austrian, he MR SUBLIMINAL Take that, Ed Harrison! -- once said: "Love and work...work and love, that's all there is" (modulo play). So I'm a believer in work. However, in a society dominated by the brutality and fraud of a rent-seeking elite, there's little real work to be had. And it's important not to confuse work with "having a job."