EPILOGUETHE VIEW FROM 2084

Simplification is not a commitment to abject poverty but a choice to live more fully.

JIM WALLIS

The idea of deep and potentially wrenching change can be frightening. I have written the following fictional account of life in the real-wealth New Economy in the hope it may make such a life easier to visualize. I trust you will recognize the application of the principles outlined in previous chapters.

Some may be inclined to dismiss this hopeful vision as nothing more than a naive flight of fancy far beyond any possibility of becoming a reality. Anyone who has followed my writing knows I understand the seriousness of our situation and the immensity of the barriers against change.

Indeed, I sometimes wonder whether there ...

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