As a modern paleo, do you place less emphasis on money than the average Joe or Josephine? Other than expensive groceries, what do you spend money on?
Money seems to be involved in almost all our decisions as modern men and women. Money is also the driving force behind modern agricultural practices of squeezing the land for all its worth, sacrificing sustainability and health.
I would imagine that paleo man shared more and did things more communally. Some really cool modern ideas such as skills shares, simple barters, and unstructured playing seem to have a link with more ancient ways of doing things. Our modern financial system seems very far removed from a paleo way of organizing a society.
My hunch is that we place less emphasis on accumulating wealth than the average person. Enough money for security and comfort is great, but I don't see signs of money-grubbing in the paleo community. Plenty of informative, free blogs. Only a handful of gurus selling e-books.
ADD ON QUESTION: What goods and services, requiring some cash, have most helped you in your paleo lifestyle? My number one would be the slow cooker. I might get more massages in the future too, and/or buy a nice food processor.