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Renegade Consumer: essays

The core material for understanding the Renegade Consumer movement.

These essays are all adapted from the forthcoming book Renegade Consumer: The Battle for Your Economic Freedom. More excerpts from the book will be published here regularly.
Original material that parallels or is being developed into book content, or may be too ephemeral for book inclusion, will be found posted in the Observations blog.

Renegade Basics

Here are some introductory essays that frame the problem, and why it applies to all of us. Most newcomers will find it best to read these essays in order, as the content and concepts in later entries build on that of prior ones.

Renegade Economics for Individuals

These three shorter essays detail an alternate way to look at personal spending and family economics. Underestimating how much real wealth you are spending on consumer goods is the major mistake most people make—and the sellers are happy to help you deceive yourself. Here's the road out of that deception:

The Renegade Movement

Here are some guiding thoughts for the movement's development and focus.

Declaration of War: The Short Form

And here's the foundation: the formal definition of the Renegade Consumer movement. The annotated version explains the document section by section.