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What Is A Gift Economy and How Can It Reduce Waste?

Today is your lucky day! Today you’re getting an economics lesson.

Most of us remember (hopefully) what the different kinds of economic systems are from high school economics classes: traditional, market, command and mixed. 803 more words

Activism

The Age of Euphemism: Claiming Religious Liberty as Latest Victim

Apparently Indiana broke the Interwebs by passing legislation which some are calling an “anti-gay law”. Opponents of the law have taken to Twitter, social media, and banner carried by blimp to declare that anyone who cares about religious liberty is, in fact, a “bigot” and “hater” who has no right drawing oxygen or consuming resources on our planet. 760 more words

Age Of Euphemism

Agriculture Development in Nepal

I have always pondered about why farmers, who are tasked to feed the world, would often be less fortunate than other people. Oftentimes, we would observe that they are the ones struggling with their financial situation. 581 more words

Economy

Scarcity; Why Having Too Little Means So Much

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review. Probably because I have a 3 1/2 year old and a 6-month old, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for reading (for pleasure, anyway). 246 more words

Sociopolitical Systems

SAVING THE FIG TREE

This blog originally appeared in Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter. My thanks to NCR and to author Marya Grathwohl* for permission to use it here. 879 more words

Reflection

Is Democracy our Best Solution?

The term Democracy was first used in ancient Greek politics in Athens, during classical antiquity. Democracy as we know it today was established in 508-507 BC and had all the characteristics of what we now call: Direct Democracy. 1,655 more words

Capitalism

The Capital is Mine

We’re all trying to find ways to let the “Capital be Mine”, or better said, to let Capitalism work for us. Over the years we’ve been able to witness how that played out in all parts of our daily life. 1,542 more words