Category Archives: Issue 7

Financing the Resilient Economy

So we all know the economy is going to the dogs, and I personally think it’s going to be sooner rather than later. Regardless of when or how though, what seems completely clear is that by the time most of us retire, our superannuation (the Australian privatised compulsory pension scheme, which is mostly invested in the stock market) won’t have held the value it has today.

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Day in the life of a downshifter – Issue 7

Try not to worry about what other people are doing, or what they think about what you’re doing. Our capitalist consumer culture does a great job of training citizens to self-govern, so a critical skill for the downshifter is being able to tune out the naysayers who will try to tell you you’re crazy for leaving your high-paying career or eschew consumerism to pursue an alternative lifestyle.

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