Of the 10 principals the two that are hardest for people who live in a capitalist or socialist world to get their head around are, Gifting and Decommodification.

People of the world expect governments and other organizations to take care of them.  Gifting shows us that we can take care of each other.  Business is about competition and aggressive behavior.   Decommodification is about cooperation and sharing. 


I was telling a group about burning man and showing some pictures, when one fellow volunteered that he would "go there and sell lots of water"  I explained that selling is not allowed.  He then said" I will barter for everything I want"  I explained that this is not necessary and the event is an experimental gifting society and nothing is sold or traded.  He then said " I will make some thing and go and share it with everyone."  He has come a long way and close to these two principals.  Things and stuff is only part of gifting, ideas, performance and gentle interaction go the rest of the way.


Your ideas are always welcomed and needed to complete the picture.  This is my take,  Hyker

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Burning Man is a week-long annual event that began in San Francisco's Baker Beach in 1986 and migrated to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labor Day holiday. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.


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