Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part on spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This week’s talk is posted by Blake Dyason.

Covid-19 has put some of South Africa’s greatest challenges under the spotlight including hunger, abuse against women and children, unemployment, you get my point.

Once again Universal Basic Income has been brought to the table as the Government try find solutions to ensure all citizens have access to healthcare facilities, running water, food and shelter but corruption, queuing for food parcels and poor municipal management have led to thousands of citizens not being looked after. We need a new solution.

We have witnessed citizens and the non profit sector step up for those in need, it is this Ubuntu spirit that has got me thinking about a better solution. Could the Gifting Economy be the solution or is the world moving towards this without us even knowing?

Listen to Tom Tresser Tedtalk.

If this interest you, it would be worth reading Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein