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Episode 28 :: Simple Living — Practical Implications

Gerald Iversen joins TCGP as co-host/producer

Jerry is a veteran in the voluntary simple living movement. For over a decade he was CEO of Alternatives for Simple Living. Since he retired from that organization, it has been shuttered, so Jerry strives to preserve the spirit of faith-based voluntary simple living as a collaborator with JEM. You’ve seen his posts here in recent months. He also curates a new YouTube channel dedicated to free simpler living videos. Now he’s joined The Common Good Podcast as co-host and producer.

Where’s Lee?

Director Lee Van Ham’s not on this show because his spouse, Juanita, star of episode #6, had surgery recently. He intends to return next time.

The Show Must Go On!

In this episode Jerry gives mostly serious insights about how jubilee economics and voluntary simple living come together in practical ways.

  • When do we realize that stuff has too much power in our lives? When we move! Hear the harsh reality and ways to deal with it.
  • How can our little personal choices really have any effect on the big decisions made by governments and corporations? You may be surprised … and annoyed.
  • People don’t like to be told how to live. So, how can we possibly influence others? How can we be subversive without being discounted?

Lee and Jerry plan to discuss more practical ideas in the next episode, as well as some interesting new topics.


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Simple Living — Practical Implications

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