Karl Marx wisely defined real wealth as ‘owning and or controlling the means of production.’ He was thinking of industrial assets. But a small farm or ranch, some garden land and a woodlot are also means of production. Self-sufficient homesteaders are fundamentally trying to achieve much the same thing that many entrepreneurs are after. Homesteaders are creating independent poverty instead of trying to be independently wealthy. To round out this library I am looking for excellent back-to-the-land books and works encouraging voluntary simplicity and self-sufficiency.