13 September 2011

Beloved community

As we move from scarcity to abundance the terms of exchange moves away from the purely material towards the material as a token of the non-material. 
When people give a gift they receive belonging in exchange, a sense of connectedness. That experience of solidarity is the bedrock of civil society. 
A beloved community is made up of the non-material elements of its members’ lives. As the political economy refines the market mechanism to insinuate itself deeper and deeper into the fabric of society people forfeit that experience of solidarity, they lose a sense of belonging to a beloved community. 

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