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Economies of Trust

Originally published in Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet, 2008 Edited by: Allard , Davidson, and Matthaei. Changemaker Publications, Chicago, IL

Ted White, 2008

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Summary :

This article examines how the “honor system” is being used in innovative ways by a variety of small enterprises, with the main focus on farm stands operating in New England. When farmers offer their produce to the public using these non-staffed, honor system environments, they cultivate the vital practice of trust between producer and consumer.