In a gifting culture. A true gift is something given/done without expectation. You want to enhance the life of the other. The Gift Economy is The Worlds Economy. The largest economy, the base economy.
The money economy is super-imposed on top of the Gift Economy. Money is the currency of the exchange of shortage. We share abundance. We fight over, exchange shortage.
All the native and indigenous economies were Gift economies. Only this competitive hierarchal pay out culture is an exchange of shortage economy.
Commons, the beach is a commons, its ours to use, the sea is a commons ours to boat in ours to swim in. The air is a commons. We have made commons for ourselves, Childrens playparks. health care and medicne and welfare in many countries . Basic education. Pensions. Libraries are all commons. All these beautiful benefits we have provisioned for ourselves are all Gift commons, park benches, street benches.
The Churches and all religions are are aware of the social exclusion of people by charging shortage and price shortage as they allow total social inclusion so instead of charging they pay their costs by sending a collection plate around which allows anonymous donation so that a person who has nothing to give can give nothing without any shame, its ok, they can just tinkle the pennies, other mean people will not know. In that way everyone is socially included. Street acts and Buskers pay their costs this way and all can enjoy their art.
There is a need for us to start to commons and create new ways to socially include all. Actually we dont have to include money in everything we do. We dont have to see every community and social event as a way to get money. We can allow all to events, and gatherings so all of the people all community members are socially included, and where there are costs! we can fund the event by voluntary anonymous donation. We will all be much happier by decreasing our use of short money and increasing our use of the abundant community commons gift economy.