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Starve the System, Feed Yourself: The Joys of Buying Second-Hand


Starve the System, Feed Yourself:
The Joys of Buying Second-Hand

Sean Gabb
26th June 2019

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Though not at all rich in terms of income, I think my net wealth is somewhat above the average for men of my age. I have achieved this by spending less than I earn and by avoiding debt. Of course, I wish I could earn more than I do. A newer car than the one I have driven for ten years would be nice. On the other hand, I have not had a conventional job since I resigned in 1990, and I have spent the past generation mostly doing things that I enjoyed or that contributed to less immediate enjoyment. In this essay, I plan to make one explicitly political point. For the rest, I will explain one of the strategies by which my women and I live well and within our means. Read more

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Product Reviews: Ikea


David Davis

Being Swedish, and remember how much Iron ore they sold to Hitler (and probably also Stalin) when they need not have done, IKEA to me represents in its customer-handling policies all the wrong things about retailing and not too many that correspond with a right strategy. Read more