Political Frugality - Book Review
Posted by nick_niesen on October 27th, 2010
It is hard to specify exactly what genre Larry Roth?s new book can fall into. Political, frugal living, gay rights, taking care of the body and more are covered in Political Frugality ? Guerrilla Economics for the Demonized, Devalued and Disenfranchised.
Larry was a high income-earner who gave it up to be a relaxed gardener; he exercises, eats right and lives frugally. This retired professional walks-the-walk, and raises several interesting points of view on society and communities.
Discussions on how we dictate each other?s belief system to one another without even realizing what we are doing were definitely thought provoking. Larry also brings to light the unrealistic discrimination that still slides in and out of our daily lives - and we find this normal.
I found the author?s ideas on social security just fantastic. When you think about it, where does our money go if we die early and are not married? For that matter, why should the spouse left behind be penalized by receiving only a portion of the mate?s coverage?
Larry also makes some excellent arguments for the benefits of walking. It can be so much more than frugal and responsible transportation, exercise and meditation ? it can actually bond communities. How? I can?t tell you here, you?ll have to read the book to find out!
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