It’s a five-minute bike ride to the train station. On brisk mornings like this, I wear gloves and pack a warm coffee for the commute. My work buddy Lucy gets on two stops down, always with a pair of scones, wheeling her bike next to mine in the locker downstairs before joining me in the sunny coach section. Half an hour later, we unload the bikes and race each other along the greenway to our office. Twice a week, this; twice a week, we co-work from a cafe in the suburbs. The rest of the week is ours to enjoy.

A vision of a possible future from this Q&A with Kohei Santo, a leader in the “de-growth” movement. An enjoyable read of what we could have as a society.

It’s odd, as I get older, I’m getting more and more liberal and radical. Isn’t it supposed to go the other way?