Daniel Suelo lives in caves in the canyonlands of Utah. He survives by harvesting wild foods and eating roadkill.
He has no job, no bank account and does not accept government welfare. In fact, Suelo has no money at all.
Suelo may have shunned all the trappings of modern American life, but he is not an isolationist.
Since abandoning money in 2000, the former cook from Moab,
Utah has remained an active member of his community and avid blogger.
Mark Sundeen, author of The Man Who Quit Money, admits many
people would regard Suelo's alternative lifestyle as bizarre.
But the 2008 financial crash has led many to question the value of money. He
explains some of the lessons found in Suelo's philosophy.
He's right, money is an illusion.
We should have learned from the native Americans to live with the earth, not on it, we, the Europeans where the savages, not them.
I blame religion for our egos of thinking that we hold dominion over the earth and all that dwells on it, rather than having the sense to live with all that lives on it.