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”.

One of the ideas of Steemit was that their environment and philosophy would promote quality content. But there was so much self-dealing and…