Any good books, papers, paragraphs or websites on this group's related subjects?

 
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  • This one's for our Dutch speaking users...

    http://www.at-a-lanta.nl/ > http://www.at-a-lanta.nl/kadootjesekonomie.html

    English translation:

    One day
    The baker forgot to ask for money
    When she sold the bread
    Laughing, she gave out the bread
    To the surprised people
    How lovely, said the miller
    And he gave the baker a sack of flour
    So kind, said the farmer
    And she gave the miller a sack of grain
    Wonderful, said the landowner
    And he gave away all the land that he owned
    To people who wanted to make use of it

    From that day on
    More and more people forgot to take money with them
    Because no one asked for it anymore
    From that day on
    Only one sort of economy existed
    The gift economy!

    Why didn't we do that earlier?
    Sighed the people
    We were afraid, said the people
    We didn't trust each other
    We wanted money for our goods and goods for our money
    Many of us thought only of ourselves
    Though others wanted honest barter

    Once selfishness had gone
    And distrust was no more
    Once everybody saw that the best for us all
    Was also the best for each one
    Then money was forgotten
    Even bartering - forgotten
    As gifts flowed endlessly between us
    Ever more.

    • [Deleted user] said...
    • User
    • 28 Jun 2012, 03:19
    Schander said:
    One day
    The baker forgot to ask for money
    When she sold the bread...

    that was beautiful! and very truthful in my opinion. i'd like to discover more writings such as this if you (or anyone!) are familiar with some.

    • [Deleted user] said...
    • User
    • 28 Jun 2012, 03:31
    here's one i've always thought to be clever:

    you might be a financial wizard,
    with a sack of loot,
    all I see is a slimy lizard,
    with an expensive suit.
    Just 'Cos You Got the Power (Motörhead)

  • Ah, yes... that is indeed a very nice line.

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