"Before the discussion is closed, I would like to thank Sian for presenting a very thought- and discussion-provoking seminar. I know we have been a rather unruly audience, failing to address our comments and questions toward you as we should…"
"As I follow what everyone has been saying, what comes to mind for me is the trouble that we humans bring upon ourselves by dividing everything into territories (concepts, silos, bunkers, zones, etc.) with maps (measurements, boundaries, etc.).…"
"Thank you, Sian, for bringing this important topic to our attention. What interests me is the power of the marketing process by which new and shifting stories are invented, told and re-told, of who we are and what is our purpose here on earth,…"
"I know I am very late in joining the discussion, although I have been following it all along. Thank you, Martin, for a very thought-provoking paper, and for encouraging participation simultaneously at various levels and meta-levels. I…"
"Thank you, everyone, for this wonderful sharing of ideas over the past two weeks. I would like especially to thank David, who has been so attentive and thoughtful, following up on every comment and question, in addition to being so involved in this…"
"This is a really fascinating discussion of the various forms and functions of gift, as seen primarily from an economic perspective. The categories of communism, exchange and hierarchy cover a wide range economic relationships, and I agree that gift…"
"Keith, thank you for David Graeber's excellent article. I couldn't agree more with what he says!
I agree with you that your and my perspectives overlap. This leads me to think there must be a larger, unifying frame that holds these…"
"Thank you, Keith and John, for the references. I read Sigaud's article, and it made me feel a bit sad. She seemed to suggest that nobody has taken another look at the "hau of the gift" since Mauss mentioned it as worthwhile. I looked…"
"Thank you, Peter, for sharing your great ideas with us!
> how does global capitalism affect alternative value systems, and how much does our own position within capitalism affect our ability to theorise about it?
I think part of the difficulty…"
"(Julia) "I am using social network analysis to look at the structure of community currency groups and the different kinds of reciprocity within them. There often seem to be members who act as hubs, and I am curious about their role in…"
"Thank you for bringing up this timely subject. It turns out that I have spent the past five years designing and building a system that puts together a lot of these ideas (e.g., time exchange, money-mediated exchange, gift & sharing economy,…"
"In the big picture of capitalism (global or otherwise), the principle is that power accrues to those who already have power. This is manifested in the accumulation of property through the reinvested profits of those who own capital, in the growing…"
"I would like to know whether what you have in mind is anything like a religious congregation, coming together to worship regularly in a sacred place.
I have in mind the space created by a mediator for aggrieved parties to reconcile, the space…"
"Serious question: What can we come up with in the way of a process that will lead to similar improvements in empathy processing?
This really is the key question. I don't mean to dodge, but if we try to reduce this to a process, we'll only…"