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Non-Zero Sum Economics - Rewarding Collaboration

Altruistic Economics allows accurate recording of win-win (or lose-lose) interactions, since it does not enforce zero-sum interaction. Its multi-dimensional pricing system is a straightforward way to get away from Win-Lose interactions, by allowing all parties to a transaction to independently record their feelings about what goes on:

For example, consider the following set of transactions between Aysha, Birbal & Chris:
DescriptionAyshaBirbalChrisA+B+C
A and B have an enjoyable game of badmintonwin-win+1h+2h +3h
B gives C a lift in to worklose-win -1/2+1h+1/2h
C spends a frustrating 2 hours helping B fail to fix his Computerlose-lose -2h-2h-4h
C enjoys looking after A's daughter for 2 hourswin-win+2h +1h+3h
A fixes B's Computer in 1/2 hourlose-win-1/2h+6h +51/2h
B lends C a videoneutral-win 0+2h+2h

Net Balances after these transactions:A: +21/2hB: +51/2hC: +2h Total Balances, A+B+C:+10h > 0

Aysha, Birbal & Chris self-report their feelings about the transactions. How they feel is more important than what goes on. For example:

Human interaction is not a zero-sum game, and to rid ourselves of a short-sighted,
money-obsessed view of what constitutes 'profitable' activity. We need an alternative system of economics that reflects this!

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