Cheapskate Wisdom … from a Freegan Named Kit

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“I really dislike spending money. It doesn’t feel natural.”

Quoted in a huge piece on freeganism in the NY Times magazine, which explains:

Kit is a freegan. He maintains that our society wastes far too much. Freeganism is a bubbling stew of various ideologies, drawing on elements of communism, radical environmentalism, a zealous do-it-yourself work ethic and an old-fashioned frugality of the sock-darning sort. Freegans are not revolutionaries. Rather, they aim to challenge the status quo by their lifestyle choices. Above all, freegans are dedicated to salvaging what others waste and — when possible — living without the use of currency.

Another bit of wisdom from Kit, who takes the writer of the story to an abandoned home in Buffalo where he plans on squatting until someone kicks him out:

“People throw away houses … It’s ridiculous.”

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