Dante Alighieri is often referred to as one of the greatest poets of all time. If one were to write a list of the greatest writers of all time, there is no doubt that Dante would be among the top three on that list.
Pulling us all earthward towards minimalism, a voluntary austerity is more of an aesthetic than a negation of prosperity. Sophisticated economies of the future may include negative inflations and a cancellation of all debts. What's the probability of a black swan event?