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Occupy Gift Economies/Communes

Started Dec 4, 2011 0 Replies

After seeing the occupy oakland commune and the occupy wall street library in action, as well as the food, medical, etc. tents  that allows people to take what they need and leave while they can, I'm…Continue

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Occupy Gift Economies/Communes

After seeing the occupy oakland commune and the occupy wall street library in action, as well as the food, medical, etc. tents  that allows people to take what they need and leave while they can, I'm curious what the implications are for implementing this kind of "gift economy" on a wider scale. In San Francisco during the 60s the Digger groups set up free stores which they called "the inevitable gift society"http://www.sawfnews.com/Lifestyle/38717.aspx, and it seems like this kind of free…See More
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