Contribution economy

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Internally, is conducted as a particular kind of ‘parallel’ or altered economy: not an economy of ownership and property, or wage labour under managerial supervision, or market exchange, but an economy of contributions in a commons.

Contributions are of three kinds: primarily, work (hours), and secondarily, contributions in-kind (material resources of various kinds - eg access to platforms or servers) and monetary contributions (members’ subscriptions).

Contributions are recognised in various ways, and valued in appropriate ways - including the valuing of care work (which is underlined in feminist economics) and of contributions in commons, under commons stewardship.

See also, in the forum: About the Contributions & surplus category , Contribution & recognition in the commons, From Exchange to Contributions , Sign-up - commons.hour special : mapping the contributions in the community (part 1) , Contribution accounting in .