Great to see this story doing the rounds from Avaaz (17 million members) to one of my favourite blogs and great source of information and inspiration for Happy. Simply. kind of people…

As the President of Uruguay shows it is not rocket science. Less is more! Make sure you keep an eye on Jeremy’s blog – not about bringing down the rich but highlighting the richness of the simple.

Make Wealth History

Last week a court proved a £50,000 fraud case against my former member of Parliament, among the worst of the MPs caught out in the expenses scandal a couple of years ago. It was a damaging incident, and for many people it reinforced their suspicions that politicians are in it for themselves.

Of course, most politicians aren’t in it for the money, and I read a dramatic example of that last week. There is one world leader who gives away 90% of his salary and lives on an average wage. He drives 25 year old Volkswagen Beetle, and lives on a farm at the end of a dirt track instead of the official presidential residence.

The man in question is President Jose Mujica of Uruguay, who was profiled by the BBC last week. You can read his story there, and watch a video of him at his farm. He…

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