‘The Man Who Quit Money’ makes appearance in Fruita tonight

The Cavalcade in Fruita will host a unique guest this evening — Daniel Suelo, the focus of the book “The Man Who Quit Money,” and the subject of profiles in news outlets like the BBC.

The event begins at 7 p.m., and is the next in the series, Cullen Purser’s Cavalcade of Interesting People.

In 2000, Suelo literally quit money, totally dropping out of economic society. He moved to the wilderness of southwestern Utah, living in caves and foraging near Canyonlands National Park.

Suelo pays no taxes and accepts no government benefits. He occasionally visits the public library in Moab, and writes a blog. He writes, “My philosophy is to use only what is freely given or discarded, and what is already present and already running.”

In 2009, after world economic markets were rocked, author Mark Sundeen began writing his story, saying, “I started to give him a second look. I wondered, maybe he had a point. Because if your house was worth $500,000 one day, and only $300,000 the next day, what happened to that $200,000? Where was that money in the first place?”

The book has drawn the attention of major news media around the world. You can see a report from the BBC here:

Visit http://www.cavalcadefruita.com for more information, or call 260-5413 for tickets.


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