Uruguay is not a very important country in the grand scheme of international affairs, so we don't hear much about it. Nor about its president, José Mujica. We should hear more. President Mujica is a politician who serves as a model for others of his profession.
"The thing is," he explains, "I have a way of life that I don't change just because I am a
president. I earn more than I need, even if it's not enough for others."
Preaching simplicity and living it, he sets an example of the kind of lifestyle that could lead humanity to a sustainable economy.