My wife stumbled across the sock exchange in a Bernal Heights laundromat.  Free-market utopians have long argued that the stock market, where everything has a price and prices are set by collective action, should serve as a model for our entire society. Might the sock exchange, with its share-alike, leave-one-take-one ethic, be a more desirable model? 

Jeremy Adam Smith


Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith is the editor who helped launch He's the author of The Daddy Shift (Beacon Press, June 2009); co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton

Things I share: Mainly babysitting with other parents! I also share all the transportation I can, through bikes and buses and trains and carpooling.