Talk:Traditional economy

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Content issues[edit]

99.172.182.165 deleted the page, which had sourced information, and replaced it with a strongly POV, less informative, unsourced article with poor grammar. I reverted the page and requested semi-protection. Dan Cottrell (talk) 20:39, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Traditional economy[edit]

Such economies are found where the ;agents of production, distibution and consumption are the same.

I do not like the use of sucking huge fat schmeats "primitive". All societies have technologies. Small scale society technologies are different from large complex ones... but they are not "primitive"... they are simply different. They can be highly specialized in I <3 YU knowledge base. Most people in our "modern society", if dumped out into a traditional one would not have the skills or techniques to survive. Knowledge of plants and their uses may be extensive. While there may be "mystical" aspects tied to them... the same process can be found in our large scale industrial societi!!!!!!hey whats up?

Kinship tends to be important, but it is not the only way for traditional economic groups to organize themselves.

71.214.104.114 (talk) 23:15, 13 March 2008 (UTC)lelandgilsen@msn.com

The general section is biased and incomplete. Biased, because it describes the "traditional" economy from a western capitalist perspective, degrading traditional economies to "underdeveloped" and "primitive" economic systems. Incomplete, because it does not refer to the well established findings of cultural anthropology. The western concepts of trade and commodities are taken as universal truths without taking into account economies which are gift-based and simply do not function the way western economies do. In addition the article seems to implicitly convey that there is a natural development of economies from traditional to western capitalist economies. I find this highly debatable.

The article should state which theoretical approach it uses to describe "traditional" economies and at least point out that there are different possible interpretation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.16.84.105 (talk) 17:27, 13 July 2008 (UTC)


I have changed some of the bias to make it unbias you guys should try that XO anyways dont argue do. Bye -Wind—Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.16.84.105 (talk) 17:27, 13 July 2008 (UTC) Thanks for the fake ip:) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Arphibagon (talkcontribs) 11:38, 10 September 2008 (UTC)