An impossible marriage: Solidarity economy and monetary economy

Nelson, A 2013, 'An impossible marriage: Solidarity economy and monetary economy', in Proceedings of the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy Conference (SSE 2013), Geneva, Switzerland, 6-8 May 2013, pp. 1-6.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title An impossible marriage: Solidarity economy and monetary economy
Author(s) Nelson, A
Year 2013
Conference name SSE 2013 Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy Conference
Conference location Geneva, Switzerland
Conference dates 6-8 May 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy Conference (SSE 2013)
Publisher United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Place of publication Geneva, Switzerland
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Abstract Can a forest or a human life be reduced to a price? Can one hold, or balance, contradictory values? If not, then those who advocate a Social and Solidarity Economy must address the generally intractable conflicts between social and environmental values, on the one hand, and monetary ones, on the other. Markets create prices, or monetary values, on an entirely different logic to either shared social values, for example related to basic needs, or ecologically determined environmental values. So, doesn't the Social and Solidarity Economy need to avoid the trappings of monetary calculation and capitalist markets?
Subjects Heterodox Economics
Ecological Economics
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