I liked this one because the guy actually has a MAG and speaks from experience. For sure I'm one of the guys that pushes hard for a MAG. Probably because I've got a lot going and I'd rather have 500 perennials for five families than the 100 or so we have now. If your in central Canada and don't mind travelling once in a while check out my looking for a MAG post
https://permies.com/t/85907 I really liked this thread on someone wanting to be self sufficient and life always seems to get in her way.
Many pointed out that true self sufficiency can only come from community. What they mean to me is were humans and humans have flaws and weaknesses. When I tore out the tendon in my arm I was moving a trailer. If I had community I would have had a hand and it never would have happened end. I spent the summer filling garden beds by hand when a friend with a tractor and 3 days would have saved me a lot of trouble. Communities plant 1000 strawberries and people plant 100. Makes me think more than ever community is the way forward.