archeolojust wrote:I think I understand the social experiment you want to try, but it won't work within this community because there is no barter system. As in, it seems frowned upon.
I do like the idea of you inventing money as an art and gifting it to people based on what you think their art car or costume or shade structure or whatever is worth.
But the overall social experiment, while WAY cool, will not work at BM, from what I have read. I'm new, too, but I'm also an anthropologist and have been reading these forums a lot. Also, I do find it very interesting how BM tries so hard to work without barter or commerce. It would seem to go against the nature of human cultural evolution. VERY neat.
The economy at burning man is common in human evolution, just not at beach parties.
Look up universal reciprocity.