Sunday, December 14, 2008

closing the gap

Closing the gap between producer and consumer.

My 14 year old daughter makes graphics for other nonprofit sites, designs her web pages, blogs. Not a prodigy, she's just like alot of kids her age. It's fun to do, making things. There is no money changing hands, so where is the economy? It's a barter system, people trading off influence, friendship, work, developed knowledge.... and people growing together.

As we engage in this kind of work, which is about getting and sharing the things we make, the GNP figures sag. But these funky knitted slipper socks that my 72 year old neighbor gave me contradict those numbers anyway.

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