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Less Is More: The Art of Voluntary Poverty: An Anthology of Ancient and... Setting & Symbolism

Goldian VandenBroeck
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Objects/Places

Voluntary Poverty

Voluntary Poverty is another word for the simple life. By electing to live in Voluntary Poverty, a person denounces wealth and materialism.

United States

The West, particularly the United States, is often cited in "Less Is More" as the source of the corrupted standard of living that has been established as the ideal. In this anthology, many wise people call on the United States to change its obsession with wealth in order to set a new standard for the world.

India

The antithesis of America, India is cited in "Less Is More" as an impoverished nation and a victim of the avarice of the rich and powerful.

Righteous Wealth

Righteous wealth refers to the man who is rich in virtues and is devoted to helping his fellow man. A wealthy man who uses his wealth in virtuous ways can also be included under this definition.

Mammon Avenue

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