Suppose you and I live in adjacent apartments. Now consider the following ways in which we might satisfy two of our needs: food and a clean habitat.
In scenario B, you pay me to cook your meals, and I pay you to clean my bathroom.
In scenario C, I pay you to cook for me and clean my bathroom, and you pay me to cook your meals and clean your bathroom… What might make each of these three scenarios desirable? Continue reading “Decommodification : The trade-off between economic efficiency and alienation”