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Old stuff finds a second home in local gift economies, which offer items and a sense of community free of charge.

The Buy Nothing movement: Give up your stuff and pick up some friends - The Washington Post

The Gift Economy: A Model for Collaborative Community

The gift economy, leaving fiat behind.

(originally published in December 1998) | Barbrook | First Monday

(originally published in December

Ida Yang's Posts - Quora  Shopping for clothes online, whether you buy them from a big box store or a custom clothier, can get you great style at bargain prices. Unfortunately it also comes with the worry that because you're buying a clothing item sight-unseen, it just won't fit and you've wasted your money. Here's how to make sure that never, ever happens.

Shopping for clothes online can get you great style at bargain prices. The worry is that because you're buying sight-unseen, it won't fit and you'll waste.

Tom Tresser proposes the idea of a Gift Economy. The economy gains momentum when people start to offer something that they have as a gift, i...

Tom Tresser proposes the idea of a Gift Economy. The economy gains momentum when people start to offer something that they have as a gift

"Mali's Gift Economy: In Mali, one of the most cash-poor nations in the world, 'dama' or the gift economy is thriving. [T]his below-the-radar gift system[...], in which human beings have more worth than the market. The ‘co-visionaries’—as the Malians call it—are rendering explicit and publicizing a system that is well-known to most Africans and many indigenous peoples, but something short of a miracle to those of us in lands colonized by the Holy Profit."

In Mali, one of the most cash poor nations in the world, "dama" or the gift economy is thriving.

+Gift Economy: Problems and Pitfalls, Part 1

Gift Economy: Problems and Pitfalls, Part 1 with Adrian Hoppel

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Opening the neighbourhood treasure chest 'It takes a village to raise a child" Do we tap into our community resources?

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