Archive for September, 2010

Flight Attendant Fired for Admitting She Needs Food Stamps

September 13, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
Flight Attendant Fired for Admitting She Needs Food Stamps

Late last month, a Compass Airlines flight attendant named Kirsten Arianejad gave an interview to a local TV news program in which she revealed that despite working full-time, she also relies on food stamps. Instead of raising her wages, her employer fired her. "Poverty is not a crime and it is despicable that Compass Airlines...Read more »

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How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff

September 7, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff

by Janelle Orsi There are things we do for money and things we do for free. And then there is everything in between. In that between-space, there is a growing and exciting world of barter, work exchange, gift circles, mutual aid societies, time banks, local currencies, and other modes of transacting that don’t use regular...Read more »

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How to (Legally) Open a Gift (Economy)

September 2, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
How to (Legally) Open a Gift (Economy)

by Janelle Orsi Credit: Shira Golding. Teaser image by MyEyeSees. In part one of this series, “How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff,” attorney Janelle Orsi explores the legal ramifications of “third economy” transactions that happen without money, through barter, gifting, time banks, and other creative means. Now in part two, she delves more deeply into...Read more »

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The Barter Starter Legal Guide

September 1, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
The Barter Starter Legal Guide

By Janelle Orsi Bartering at the Farmer’s Market in Asheville, North Carolina. Credit: Michael Tracey In part one of this series, “How to Barter, Give, and Get Stuff,” attorney Janelle Orsi explores the legal ramifications of “third economy” transactions that happen without money, through barter, gifting, time banks, and other creative means. In part two, she...Read more »

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