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 An economy for giving everything away2002-12-21 23:59
by Flemming Funch

Andrius Kulikauskas and David Ellison-Bey have many thoughts in this paper about economies based on giving.
"Wealth is relationships. In what sense is this true? If you have relationships, then you can get a loan, an education, a job, timely ideas, opportunities. Whereas knowledge is worthless out of context. Even money is worthless if there is nobody to take it, that is, if there is no web of relationships to back up the currency.

If you are poor, then you lack relationships, you must be 'out of the loop'. But if we can bring you 'into the loop', help you form social connections, integrate you into the economy, then we are creating wealth. This suggests that a business might sustain itself, fight poverty and create wealth by integrating people into the economy...

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23 Dec 2002 @ 15:48 by sharie : True Wealth

Anything to get people creating healthy relationships instead of amassing possessions.  

25 Dec 2002 @ 02:39 by shawa : Yeah...
RELATIONSHIPS is wealth, because then your energy is flowing, and you can get things going and done.  

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