A healthy commons does not require a strict accounting of who gave what to whom, but is content with social equals enjoying a roughly balanced exchange over time. Fairness is not just about precisely equal allocations of resources; it's about the social ease of a self-confident, gracious community. SOURCE OF THIS QUOTE? By practicing gentle reciprocity, we mean that throughout the community there was a strong and unquestioned notion that social equals enjoy a roughly balanced exchange which, Pryor and Graburn suggest,in fact made them feel little need to keep an exact mental account of who gave what to whom
People don't want to be suckers. Elinor Ostrom DB: Quote doesn't seem to fit this panel because it implicitly argues for a strict accounting of allocations.