What is a gift economy? - Alex Gendler
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Watch the TEDx Talk by Tom Tresser on the gift economy. What gift do you have that you can share? Is it a product, a service? Could the idea of a gift economy lead to a moneyless world? Musician Amanda Palmer has a TED Talk: The Art of Asking and is part of a group of open source developers. Watch and get her unique opinion about this topic. Read an interview with Ms. Palmer about the topic at Shareables.
What would a world without money look like? Visit How Stuff Works and get some ideas. Learn about five economies that survive without money exchange. Then visit the Moneyless Manifesto site! Check out the Moneyless Man book and read it for free online. How would your life change without having to think about money?
Confused about what potlatch is? Visit the Peabody Museum virtual exhibit about Northwest Coast Potlatches. What was the significance of gift giving between tribes at Potlatches? Potlatch 20 has more information about these elaborate and important celebrations.
Check out these TED Talks on ideas about gift economy!
Designing for Generosity: Nipun Mehta
The Case for Collaborative Consumption: Rachel Botsman
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