Peak Moment: Middle Class Lifeboat: Careers and Life Choices for Staying Afloat


11 Sep 2008 | |
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Paul and Sarah Edwards are authors of a timely book "Middle-Class Lifeboat: Careers and Life Choices for Navigating a Changing Economy." In a world of decreasing resources, they ask, how do we financially support ourselves while moving towards sustainable lives? Emphasizing independent income sources, they consider dozens of possible careers from basic services to local-scale technologies. Life choices include lowering costs through simplifying, getting out of debt, and demonetizing (e.g., bartering). Or one can consider an "off-the-map" lifestyle like living abroad, off-grid, or an intentional community. This downturn is not just a cycle, they emphasize: it heralds a sea change. (

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One quibble I've had I've always wanted to share but haven't gotten around...we are NOT living at a peak in health (some would say also not in innovation and maybe even not in overall wealth even here in the US) but most definitely, we're certainly not in a peak of health with toxins everywhere in our bodies, water, air, overwork, overstress, longer working hours, time-starved, hormones in the animal products for those who eat animals (I don't), endocrine disruptors, dioxin, etc. I hope you consider changing the intro to your wonderful shows..