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This project is from the Summer of 2010 and is now archived. Visit the IMA Island page for the next related project.

Trades 7-7-10

In most cases people are giving more than they are taking.  There have only been a small handful of cases were i have not got the extremely good end of the transaction.  Most people are incredibly generous with their gifts and excited to give them. It’s been a fun commentary on our economy and a reinventing of what things are worth.  My best example of this is two brothers who visited the island.  They both wanted to trade for an apple.  One had a nickle and the other had a piece of pocket lint.  Both received an apple.  Some parents who come aboard are so ingrained with our system of worth that they coach their kids out of reflex.  I’m quick to point out that everything is worth the same and the kid should decide how much things are worth.  It’s been fun to see how people react to that and for the kids it seems more natural that i give you this small thing and i take what i want.

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