The Gift Economy and how it works in American politics

For about two years, I have been posting on Steemit.com. I thought it was an interesting concept. Steemit was a place where you could earn money with your blog posts, your comments and your votes. Many people claimed it wasn’t fair by design, that it only favored a certain few who, early in the development of Steemit, amassed fortunes due to very large reward calculations. We now call them “Whales”.