Is America Ready for a “Gift Economy”?

Is America Ready for a “Gift Economy”?

“As Charles Eisenstein so famously said, “The gift economy represents a shift from consumption to contribution, transaction to trust, scarcity to abundance, and isolation to community.” Adrian Hoppel has joined a growing number of “gift businesses”, including several Panera bread stores in the United States, and even certain health care clinics in California. By giving and being open to receive, it seems mutual trust and good-willed service can provide sufficient income.”

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