I too admire Bill's creativity and resourcefulness. I'm probably too much of an idealist to do many of the suggested things, but I still enjoyed Bill's story. And let's face it, there aren't many 100 percent ethical and environmentally friendly ways to beat our system.
Permies is the place where you can find solutions that are about approaching that 100 percent ethical & environmental ideal
Still, I think the most important thing is starting somewhere and doing what you can now, today.
Homesteading & permaculture under the northern lights
No prison can hold Chairface Chippendale. And on a totally different topic ... my stuff:
Perennial Vegetables: How to Use Them to Save Time and Energy