File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 288


Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:37:28 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] ART OR NOT ART?



Michael wrote:

>In the USA and elsewhere our economy is based on scarcity,=A0
>accumulation, debt, private ownership, fear, force, exploitation...
>
>So a Gift Economy would be the opposite of what now burdens us.
>
>Plenty, dispersion (the gift must move), profit, common ownership,
>courage, peace, equality...?

I want to understand how that would work.  Take the refrigeration 
industry, for example.  Say, we have a refrigerator factory that 
employs 9000 workers.   I assume the refrigerators would be given 
away as gifts to - whom exactly?  Would people who want them just 
come from all over the world to pick them up?  And the people who 
work in the factory - how would they, for example, get housing?

-m
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