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Entries from August 2006

Gift Economy pt. 2

August 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Gift Economy pt. 2 · intentional communities

Just to note, that as it is practiced in America, philanthropy is not a gift economy. In America — 1. Funding is only provided in context of achieving some goal 2. Funding is distributed based on needs assessments 3. Funding must be spent within a time frame long enough to diminish the value of the […]

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Gift Economy

August 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on Gift Economy · intentional communities

Principles of Gift Economy 1. Gifts are given without anticipation of reward 2. Gifts are given without assessment of need 3. Gifts must not be kept / Gifts must be perishable 4. Gifts must not be sold 5. Those who do not give gifts are shunned from the community 6. The gift not yet repaid […]

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