Category Archives: Person

Lily Cole on The Gift Economy

Lily Cole One On One
Lily Cole One On One

Lily Cole on The Gift Economy (article at the HuffingtonPost).  [Editor’s note: anyone who is under 30, is already a successful entrepreneur, has gone to Burning Man, and is backing her own utopian vision with real effort & cash deserves our attention!]

See her site at  “impossible.com” for more detail on her project.

Article excerpt: At just 26, Lily has already carved out an incredibly successful career as a model and actress and graduated from Cambridge University. On top of that, she’s just launched Impossible.com, a website and app that encourages people to do things for others for free. It’s based on the idea of a gift economy, a mode of exchange where things are not sold but given. The site encourages people to post wishes of things that they want or need help with, and offer what they can give. Lily says she hopes the site creates a community that fosters giving and receiving. Continue reading Lily Cole on The Gift Economy

12-year-old Madison Kimrey already fighting for right to vote

 

Madison Kimrey
Madison Kimrey

12-year-old already fighting for right to vote. Interview by Melissa Harris-Perry of Madison Kimrey, a 12-year old North Carolina political activist. She’s really awesome: eloquent, intelligent,  passionate, and (I’ll say it, please pardon the implied sexism): “cute” (but VERY effective IMHO).

Besides this interview, which focussed on her work last year speaking on the right to vote (and voter suppression laws in NC), she also recently published a written response to a recent article by Phyllis Schlafly that is absolutely classic (see the recent Daily Kos article on this topic).

Hope she’s indicative of the style and power of the newest generation coming up the pike.  She also writes a regular blog entitled “Functional Human Being” (also quite impressive).