This is an article I should have thought to write, but I'm glad I didn't because Marie Goodwin has done it better than I would have. In it she lays out a bunch of basic principles and how-to's for navigating the transition into the gift economy. Without trivializing its complexities, she nonetheless offers some commonsense insights that I think will be helpful. It is a good companion piece to my last essay on gift culture.
In the meantime, I'd also like to share with you two short videos made for the Pachamama Alliance. They are part of the Game Changer Intensive, their on-line course. It was filmed at the marvelous Canticle Farm in Oakland. They go together. Watch this one first, then this one.