Creative Collapse enters a mainstream? LO29831

From: Douglas Merchant (
Date: 01/22/03

Replying to LO29821 --

> Dear LO,
> An Economy for Giving Everything Away.
> Does anyone recognise the title of this essay? Would anyone like to read
> it...

In Gift Economies transations are gifts rather than exchanges. The most
important member has the most to give. Historically, scientific research
communities were organized as Gift Economies. Obviously, one source of
tension in today's research world is between the Gift Economy Logic and
that of market economies.


doug merchant

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