Favorite Examples

Our “Favorite Examples” of an ”Economics Of Compassion” frequently turn out to also be examples of the people and topics we most love to share on our walking conversations.  

Authentic definitions are personal.  They change over time.  What’s your definition today?  Do these definitions work for you? Let us know what you think on our
Topic-Talk Walks Facebook page.

An “
ECONOMICS OF COMPASSION” is about people finding and making choices  to earn and to spend in a mutually helpful (versus harmful) exchange, which occurs with and/or without money. 

Every day there are billions of good examples, but some of the examples turn out to be our favorite examples.

COMPASSION is empathy in action: it is the  “Golden Rule” action of treating others the way we would like to be treated - helpfully rather than harmfully.

ECONOMICS is about our exchange agreements for the quantity and value of our currencies of exchange with or without money.

Harvard University Economics Professor John Kenneth Galbraith chose the English title of “The Economics of Compassion” for a  Japanese transcript book of an interview with him in Japan in 1999.

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"Creativity, innovation and transformation

are all merely side effects of

our desires and abilities

to empathize, and

to connect."

Above is quote from a YouTube video by Seung Chan Lim - "Realizing Empathy”

The connecting power of  empathy for an Economics of Compassion was especially vibrant and alive on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in Washington, D.C., during the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington,  in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his “I Have a Dream” speech. 

From the University of the District of Columbia, Law and Justice Professor Edgar Cahn  and Adjunct Professor Christine Gray shared the vibrant spirit of 2013‘s 50th Anniversary March with TTWalks co-founder Fran Rew (left) in Washington, D.C. as they stood together (right) in front of the D.C.  TimeBanks USA  headquarters holding the TTWalks flag titled “Economics of Compassion:  Celebrating Our Favorite Examples!”  (EOC-COFE).

From 2013 to 2018, TTWalks co-founder Fran Rew plans to officially register TTWalks in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Marades in Denver, Colorado, on the 3rd Monday morning of January, celebrating TTWalks’ leading theme topic.  

For more information about TTWalks’  (EOC-COFE) Theme Celebrations in the MLK Marades, and to RSVP, visit TTWalks’ 2015 MLK Marade calendar announcement.   The picture below was taken at the 2013 MLK Marade, in Denver, Colorado.

On the graphic of the flag below, you can link to more information about each of the 8 favorite examples of an economics of compassion chosen by individual TTWalks’ members. 

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“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial.  It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1967

Topic-Talk Walks asks “What’s Possible?”  Is the “edifice” that needs “restructuring” both individual personal edifices and collective edifices?

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015,
 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Denver City Park, Denver, Colorado

TTWalks wil be collaboratively 
their favorite examples of an 
Economics of Compassion, by walking and
 in the 2015 MLK Marade.  

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Topic-Talk Waks (TTWalks) members Kim Conrad and Fran Rew went to Washington, D.C. and participated in this 50th Anniversary March and the conference coordinated by Civil Rights Attorney Van Henri White, Esq. on the day before the march.    Captioned photos of this event are in  TTWalks’ Meetup.com D. C. album , with more detailed captions in Topic-Talk Walks’ Facebook D.C. album.

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