West African gifting is based on the interrelated values that all humanity is linked and that one's well-being is only as strong as that of one's neighbor. Proﬁt and exchange are trumped by a commitment to care for community.
In 2000, when today's financial debacle was just a worst-case scenario forecasted by quants, gold bugs, market regulators and other Chicken Littles, Daniel Suelo dropped his final thirty dollars in a phone booth and walked away.
Want to fix the economy? Next time you buy coffee, purchase a cup for the person behind you. Or as you grind your way through the morning commute, pick up the tollbooth charge for the driver behind you, draped over his steering wheel and ranting at the long delay.
Amidst the ongoing health care debate in America, one doctor, out of Oakland, Calif. has a simple solution: just give it away. She decided to volunteer her services full-time, so patients don't have to pay for her services.