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marsh exchange law: all trade must benefit those powerful enough to reciprocate – Heather Marsh


from Heather Marsh‘s binding chaos (104)

all trade must benefit those powerful enough to reciprocate..

and from 103

power in p2p and gift econs is retained by those that control assets.. will cycle right back to where we are today.. p2p trade relationships are simply decentralized capitalism..


from david graeber‘s debt:


the one thing that all these misconceptions have in common, we will find, is that they tend to reduce all human relations to exchange.

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this leads to another question.. if not exchange.. then what?

we dance.. as one

(will address in ch 5) – origins of money to demo how the very principle of exchange emerged largely as an effect of violence.. t

the very principle of exchange emerged largely as an effect of violence – –

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the real origins of money are to be found in crime and recompense, war and slavery, honor, debt, and redemption..t


murray bookchin‘s toward an eco society:



trade is the reduction and quantification of the world to commodity equivalence.. the leveler of quality, skill, and concrete labour to numerical units that can be measured by time and money, by clocks and gold.. what sets the is abstract quantified world in motion is competition.. the struggle for self preservation on the market place.. capitalism, the domain of competition par excellence.. has is fair share of violence, plunder, piracy and enslavement; but in the normal course of events its mode of self reservation is a quiet process fo economic cannibalization.. the devouring of one capitalist by another and the ever greater centralization of capital in fewer hands..

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to exchange/compare/oblige.. is killing us.. there’s a nother way .. via have/need ness

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]

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red flag

gift ness



tit for tat ness

literacy and numeracy both elements of colonialism.. we need to calculate differently and stop measuring things

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we have to get back\to an undisturbed ecosystem