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The message is ‘Less is more,’ more or less

James Wallman's new book argues that having more does not make us happy. Cole Moreton tackles his assumptions

WE SHOULD buy less stuff, and spend more of our time and money on doing things, having experiences, and engaging more fully with the glory of being alive.

It is a good thought, and one that resonates with a long and strong tradition of simpler, better living in Christianity - not to mention the other religions of the world. It is also the theme of a new book, Stuffocation, just published by Penguin.

"Materialism is making millions of us feel joyless, anxious, and, ...

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