This category is mainly about the economics of living in intentional community. It touches on monastic life as well as modern intentional communities.
Key Concepts of This Category
Note that we have a broader page about Category: Community as a general concept, while this section is more narrowly focused on the economic life of intentional communities. It is mostly indebted to the extraordinary work of the researcher Allen Butcher.
The communities covered here, could be considered as communities that manage 'closed' shared resources, i.e. commons that belong to the community itself, or the institution that represents it.
The Category: Commons Economics covers the economics of whole societies and how they manage and regulate the commons within it, as well as considering the society as a whole as a commons.
Useful learning resources
- Allen Butcher's research sites on Communal Economics: Culture Magic; Intentioneers
- Book: The Globalization of Communes, Yaacov Oved. Transaction Publishers, 2012. A history of the globalization of communes, mostly after WWII.
- Category: Sharing - communes, and to lesser extents other communities, typically share many things.
- Category: Collaborative Economy - communities collaborate.
- Category: Commons Economics is generally a broader category as it covers commons arrangements that are not so tightly communal.
Pages in category "Community Economics"
The following 35 pages are in this category, out of 35 total.