post based on a zine by Sprout Distr0 .. pdf here
Instituting the Gift Economy
There’s no such thing as a free lunch under capitalism—for anarchists, there’s no other kind
from Crimethinc ++ ILLUSTRATIONS ETC
Disambiguation: According to the capitalist lexicon, the “Free Market” is the economic system in which prices are determined by unrestricted competition between privately owned businesses. Any sensible person can recognize immediately that neither human beings nor resources are free in such a system; hence, a “Really Really Free Market” is a market that operates according to gift economics, in which nothing is for sale and the only rule is share and share alike. In the interest of not taxing the reader’s patience, a single apostrophe stands in for the two “Really”s throughout this text.
Once a month two hundred or more people from all walks of life gather at the commons in the center of our town. They bring everything from jewelry to firewood to give…
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