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Video: Empathy is the Invisible Hand

This is the kind of optimistic view of humanity we cling to at Shirari Industries!

April 27: Shira Speaking on a Panel at The Economics of Happiness Screening

McKenzie Jones-Rounds and I will be talking about Share Tompkins during the panel portion of this event… Wednesday, April 27, 7-9:30pm Cinemapolis 120 E. Green St., Ithaca, NY RSVP on Facebook Sustainable Tompkins is hosting a community conversation on sustainable economy at Cinemapolis. They’ll be screening the Ithaca premiere of The Economics of Happiness – […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Should I Work for Free?

Very useful flowchart: Should I work for free?

Utopia Now: Don’t get rich, get scuffling!

I’m reading Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure by Daniel Quinn and it’s so great that before I’ve even finished it, I can say: Read this book! Please read this book. This book is like a manual to help us solve the ills of the world, while meeting our needs in a way that’s infinitely […]

Share Tompkins and Shira in the NY Times!

Sharing is on the rise and our efforts in Ithaca are part of the story. In the recent article “In a Tight Holiday Season, Some Turn to Barter,” Mireya Navarro reports on the growing movement of swappers. You can read the full article and here’s an excerpt: Shira Golding, 30, a graphic designer in Ithaca, […]

Upcoming Events: Freeskool Workshops and Happenings, DIY Movie-Making, and another Really Really Free Market

Here are some classes and other events we’re involved in that are coming up in Ithaca and the surrounding area: June 5 – Theodore Case Film Festival is showing Frac Attack (thanks to the festival and to Marina for making this happen!) June 7 – Friendface 101: Intro to Social Networking June 8 – DIY […]

Fun with Powerpoint – Share Tompkins Presentation at Ignite Ithaca

A few weeks ago, we were invited to do a 5-minute presentation about Share Tompkins at the first ever Ignite Ithaca. Check out the video below and watch some of the other awesome powerpoints on YouTube. IGNITE ITHACA is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea and the guts to […]

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