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What happened to the Buy Nothing Project?

May 16, 2023
What started on Facebook evolved into a dysfunctional app and a fractured community, as chronicled by Wired contributor Vauhini Vara.
A screenshot of the Buy Nothing Facebook page. Though the group got its start on the social media site, an effort to raise funds for an app was met with backlash from community members.
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Government shutdown means 'furlough freebies'

Oct 1, 2013
Many businesses, in D.C. and around the country, have taken to giving furloughed workers discounts or freebies.

Why giving stuff away is good for business

Mar 26, 2012
Businesses sometimes give away stuff for free, but what's the pay-off? Harvard's Sendhil Mullainathan explains the concept of reciprocity.

Open-source textbooks

Aug 18, 2008
In response to rising textbook prices, some academics are writing their own textbooks -- for free. From an article in the Los Angeles Times:...