Barter-economics (bin or move to unconf track)
Inspired by the discussion started in this post.
Edgeryders have expertise and umph in a field of gift and barter-economics as well as practical answers with examples. So should we build a session dedicated to this subject?
[Matthias] mentionned: The greater topic of non-monetary value exchange might be an area for upskilling – [James] has a lot to say on gift economy for example. And [Alberto] mentioned a session on life after cash ([elf Pavlik] seems an obvious candidate) as one of the options.
Historically barter economies are trending when global or national economies suck, so it seems like a right moment for a session like this.
Topics and the outcomes of such session ca be different depending on what Edgeryders and ER’s chief0barter-economists would be up for.
Cashless living? (and not just mere existence)
Barter tools? (Once money was an innovative approach to pure bartering, which are more recent tools making barter easy?)
Covering areas of barter-economies which scare people off, or at the first glance appear messy and blackmarket-like? Encouraging govs to give it a go and hire us as experts?
Moneyless funding planning? (I think [demsoc] knows about this)
- Something else?
And by the way, anyone knows how things are with alternative economies in Matera and around? I can have a look, but locals will do it better.
Upskilling Track - if it takes the form of a “how-to” track on no-cash economy; if it takes the form of a more theoretical discussion then it’s the unConference Track.