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Gift Economies Strengthen Communities

For Liesl Clark, the inspiration for what would become the Buy Nothing Project came during a trip to Nepal. “We spent a lot of time living in villages with local people who really care for each other,” she said of her time working overseas.   “They live in modern-day gift economies that certainly have gone for centuries. These are cash-free, cashless cultures. There are no stores in the villages and so they’re sharing communal resources. After having seen this over and over again, my...

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