Site and community in Hylo about a Gift-Based Economic System
The mission of Sustainable Human is to assist in creating and promoting a new economic system based on the collective voluntary gifts of everyday people.
After 7+ years of holding space for a conversation about the deep underlying roots of our many sustainability-related crises, the time has come to be more proactive towards a solution.
We recognize at the very root of many of our systemic issues is an economic system that measures progress and success in only one metric – growth or profit. Economic growth means consuming more resources each year than were consumed in the prior year, which means that more of Nature must be turned into product for human consumption. The scale has reached ecocidal proportions.
At the same time, fewer people are able to meet their needs from the present economic system as wealth inequality only continues to grow. Complicating matters is the fact that technology is rapidly replacing human workers in a variety of ways in both the virtual and creative markets. The idea of income being attached to work is coming undone.
We need a new economy and it is going to be up to each of us to co-create one.
Sustainable Human is creating a new, voluntary, global gift economy called the Sustainable Human Gift Economy Network (powered by Hylo – an emerging, open-source social network designed to help communities to collaborate). Its purpose is to transcend the economics of scarcity and transition humanity into the economy capable of delivering sustainable abundance for all.
The idea is simple.
We all have a gift to give. When we work together in sharing our gifts, we are able to accomplish amazing achievements. However, most ideas we create are limited by the need to make a profit. No longer.
Now we can voluntarily work together using our unique gifts and skills to create anything we want and give it freely to the world. As more people decide to join the gift economy, the size and scope of the gifts will grow to a point where people will be able to meet some of their needs through this economy, reducing the need for us to participate in the life-destroying, soul-crushing, industrial, growth economy.
Learn more about the gift economy at:
The best part about the gift economy is everyone can participate. Join the gift economy here:
Watch the Introduction Video:
Learn how the Sustainable Human Gift Economy Network can help you to create and give your gift to the world:
Questions? Check out the FAQ:
To learn more about the issues, click here:
Infinite Growth: http://sustainablehuman.com/#growth
Technological Unemployment: http://sustainablehuman.com/#tech
Extreme Inequality: http://sustainablehuman.com/#unequal
A Shift In Values: http://sustainablehuman.com/#values
Abundant Economics: http://sustainablehuman.com/#economy
Learn more about Hylo: