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How can living simply help you avoid the pitfalls of planned obsolescence?
Clark and Laura discuss societal threats to simple living and their solutions in this second episode of TSP's 2-part series on simple living.
In this episode:
• 5 items you should only buy once (if you buy them right!)
• Items that everyone needs and will save you money
• Why you should buy from your neighbor vs. Ikea
• Buy Nothing, Freecycle, and the hyper-local economy
• Clark's idea of the "Catholic economy" and its application
1:01 Tom in Michigan: Catholic Community
6:11 Planned obsolescence (PO) and dark consumerism
9:18 Right to Repair (RTR) and how to defeat PO
12:04 Essential RTR tips to save money and time
18:57 The "Catholic economy" and buying from your neighbor
22:21 Laura's side hustle
24:16 Things you need to buy ONCE
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