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2013 | 11 | 1 | 69-84
Article title

Voluntary Simplicity – A Path to Sustainable Prosperity

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Abstracts
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Voluntary simplicity is not about living in poverty; it is about living with balance. This contribution illuminates the pattern of changes that an increasing number of people around the world are making their everyday lives as an active response to the challenges of our times. By embracing a lifeway of simplicity - characterized by a compassionate and ecological consciousness, frugal consumption, and inner development - people can change their lives and, in the process, move the world toward sustainable prosperity.
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Year
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
69-84
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Dates
published
2013-07-01
online
2013-08-15
Contributors
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  • Executive director, Great Transition Stories, 200 Bolinas Road, # 34 Fairfax, CA 94930, USA, duane@duaneelgin.com
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_scr-2013-0006
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