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Dear Reader

Runding means rounding. It is, adapting our culture and ideas to the natural and durable roundings of Nature.

So far, the only English part of my homepage is about Wealth Without Work - the first one of my books translated to English as you see below. The reason is that this particular message must be of interest all around the world - and might be the best way to save it from a heatstroke:

Wealth Without Work is translated by Sandra Boerman

It can be ordered as an epub-book here:

https://www.saxo.com/dk/wealth-without-work_epub_9788740478440

PS:

Publisher Wanted - for a paperback edition

Isn't nice? Isn't it a pipedream? Isn't a promising opportunity, if we just begin thinking instead of working and consuming until we sink?

The book has been published in Danish in two editions having received excellent reviews, but the happy message will only be turned into reality if Wealth Without Work gets out into the world - also as a proper book of paper.

However, this is a difficult task at a time when English and American publishers are snowed under with manuscripts and therefore redirects the flood to agents who now also are snowed under with manuscripts.

So, if you are a publisher and would like to publish Wealth Without Work you might save our future and maybe make us both a little richer as well - though it certainly hasn't been without work for me to write the book - and you will also get a lot to do, if you want to realize the potential…

If so, please contact my email address:

000.runding.888@gmail.com

Synopsis

Wealth Without Work is a unique political & satirical book which, compared to conventional books on contemporary folly and hope for the future, is entertaining, even downright funny. And yet it is unrestrainedly determined.

Wealth Without Work is based on an archetypal pipe dream, which unfortunately only comes true for very few. Gemynthe open-mindedly analyzes why this innocent dream should meet so much adversity, and he reaches the astonishing conclusion: "It's society's fault!"

   The author, therefore, cannot give you a personal recipe for wealth without work, but he has a plan that includes the whole society, well even the entire global village. The plan is basic and logical and promises that there are work-free billions to be gained, all while the mounds of waste diminish, living standards are raised, unemployment is abolished, freedom is democratized, job satisfaction is improved, self-confidence strengthened, bureaucracy limited, developing countries are helped, and the future looks much brighter. Furthermore, the conditions for love, pleasure and happiness are greatly improved.

If only we realize the immense possibilities right in front of us and accept a reasonable basic income for everyone, thus making work a free and satisfying choice. The book’s motto is: It is better to reflect half the day than to work as an idiot all day.

   All the same, the present situation is grave: 

   At one hand humanity rushes forward frenetically consuming all resources and heating up the earth without being able to stop and think and relax. The whole economical system is dependent on growth, and we can’t change it because people are dependent on work as the only way to obtain the necessary money to survive.

   At the other hand we have a huge political, spiritual and ecological movement with a lot of goodwill and excellent proposals to save the world. Among the most promising proposals is the idea of a decent basic income to everyone permitting people to throttle down – and recently this message has gained some success. But so far, the vast majority of the population still regards basic income as deeply unrealistic or even forbidding. In many ears, basic income sounds as an offering of common poverty. 

   However, who doesn’t want wealth without work? In the opening chapter we see that the urge towards “free money” is profound and that economy should accept this fact and let all have a fair share of the enormous wealth which our hard-working ancestors have accumulated right in front of us. On the basis of this basic income everyone then would have a free choice: To work or not to work. And all the ones choosing to work will feel a greater zest, because they do it voluntarily and in the same time earn extra money. 

   It is often argued that basic income would be risky business and that we need to carry out a lot of experiments. However, during the Age of Enlightenment the upper class being tax-free in fact had what might be called a generous basic income – and seemingly this great experiment, lasting for about a century and including millions of subjects, was an overwhelming success leading to human rights, democracy, welfare states and a cornucopia of inventions and beautiful, classical music. Now the time has come to let everyone belong to a privileged class – at a sustainable, environmentally friendly level.