Tiny House Movement

Tiny House Movement

“The tiny house movement (also known as the ‘small house movement’) is an architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. There is currently no set definition as to what constitutes as a tiny house. However, a residential structure under 500 square feet is generally considered a tiny home. The tiny house movement promotes financial prudence, economically safe, shared community experiences, and a shift in consumerism-driven mindsets.”

— Wikipedia

How Civilizations Collapse

How Civilizations Collapse

Luke Kemp writes:

Collapse can be defined as a rapid and enduring loss of population, identity and socio-economic complexity. Public services crumble and disorder ensues as government loses control of its monopoly on violence. Virtually all past civilisations have faced this fate. Some recovered or transformed, such as the Chinese and Egyptian. Other collapses were permanent, as was the case of Easter Island. Sometimes the cities at the epicentre of collapse are revived, as was the case with Rome. In other cases, such as the Mayan ruins, they are left abandoned as a mausoleum for future tourists. What can this tell us about the future of global modern civilisation?

Is Modern Society In Decline?

Is Modern Society In Decline?

It is widely believed that modern society is in sharp decline. Among the ills cited are skyrocketing rates of crime, divorce, teenage sex, teenage births and drug abuse; war; and a general decline in personal morality and religiosity. There is also concern that modern science and technology is leading to a widening of the gap in living conditions and educational opportunities between prosperous first-world nations and impoverished third-world nations. Such concerns are raised by both the secular left and the religious right. So what are the real facts here?

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees is an allegorical tale by French author Jean Giono that was published in 1953. This post contains his story, along with many real world tree planting organizations and efforts…