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An article by Duane and Arnold Mitchell, published in the Co-Evolution Quarterly, Summer 1977. This was initially published in 1976 as a report by the major think-tank, SRI International, to give insight into grass-roots changes underway as a growing number of people begin developing more sustainable and satisfying ways of living. It was then published in Co-Evolution Quarterly and included a “’simplicity survey.” The survey also generated a tidal wave of feedback–more than a thousand pages of letters. These first-hand accounts established a broad and trustworthy foundation in lived-experience for the book Voluntary Simplicity, published in 1981