Walden Labs | In 2000 Daniel Suelo walked into a phone booth, pulled out 30 dollars and left it. That day he gave up money.
Sixteen years later Suelo still does not have a personal ID, bank accounts, a modern home, does not take money, or live off of federal welfare.
“My philosophy is to use only what is freely given or discarded and what is already present and already running, whether or not I existed,” Suelo writes on his blog “Zero Currency.”
He didn’t even accept any money when his friend Mark Sundeen wrote his biography ‘The Man Who Quit Money‘, which is a soulful journey into the spirit of Daniel Suelo and the American zeitgeist of a changing economy.