An inspiring peach giveaway, supporting both farms and the gift economy

In Slovenia this summer an encounter between a farmer and a visiting businessman led to an inspiring peach giveaway, supporting both farms and the gift economy.  “… As one might expect, he [a businessman who wanted to help people buy peaches directly from farmers after doing so himself] bumped into administrative barriers: he was told that ‘good deeds’ are not recognized by law, and that he would have to pay tax on the money he collected from people – even though he would be receiving only what he paid for the peaches, without any profit. These barriers didn’t stop him. Instead he distributed the peaches for free! People were told that in exchange they could do something good for someone else …” 

http://theeconomicsofhappiness.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/peaches-help-grow-slovenias-gift-economy/

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