An anti-capitalist bookkeeper’s examples of transparent transactions

Below you will find some examples and resources about how to move money with attention to accountability, class & race positionality, and through an equity lens. Working and living in late stage capitalism is filled with paradox and evoking purity politics doesn't always serve collaboration. What does serve us well is strong discernment processes to understand our own social location in the context of the structures we are trying to transform. Below are some examples and resources to support this ongoing process.

How much does this cost?

We are committed to making this workshop series available to people across class and economic access.  To support this commitment, we have devised a sliding scale which aims to take into account both the inequitable distribution of wealth in our society as well as the value of the labor required to offer this workshop. As white Ashkenazi class-privileged people committed to resource redistribution, we will be contributing 10% of gross earnings from this circle to BIPOC-leaders as we have done with prior circles.

We encourage participants to self-select into paying the amount that best correlates to your class position. Here are two resources that we’ve found helpful to understand class in the U.S:


We do not want lack of access to capital to get in the way of anyone participating in this circle. To dismantle oppressive systems, we commit to bring everyone along. Below the payment-scale we share a bit about each of the payment levels we’ve put forth. There are enough resources in our community for all of us to do the learning and healing needed to dismantle systemic oppression.

Payment scale:

PAYMENT LEVELDescription
$1800 for the seriesFull fee + pay-it-forward
$1440 for the seriesFull fee
$1260 for the series88% of full fee
$900 for the series63% of full fee
$540 for the series38% of full fee
$360 for the series25% of full fee
$0 for the seriesAll are welcome

The zero dollar price is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and paying for this workshop would be a significant hardship.

The discounted prices are provided for those who are able to meet basic needs and may have less expendable money due to factors including but not limited to: income, consumer or healthcare debt, and dependents. Please pay at the highest level you can, though it may be a sacrifice, it would not create hardship.

The full fee is the actual cost of the workshop. If you choose a registration price below the full fee you are receiving a discount.

The Pay-It-Forward price is the actual cost of the workshop plus additional funds that go towards supporting participation across class position and access to wealth. This is an invitation to participate directly in JJC:A2w and to support the collective endeavor of learning, healing, and equity.

Here’s another way, a visual way to help you make sense of where you are on the scale.


Payment scale language and visual adapted from Alexis J. Cunningfolk of Worts & Cunning Apothecary

How much should I contribute?

Welcome to the Honor Native Land Tax calculator! We created this calculator to help you think about your relationship to money and the land you’re on, because we know that money and finances can bring up a lot for each of us.

One of the goals of this project is to redistribute wealth from settlers to Indigenous people. As part of this process, it is important that we as settlers reckon with our entitlement to and possession of wealth. Our class conditioning strongly shapes our values, beliefs, and expectations. This calculator is a tool to help bring some clarity about a meaningful monthly contribution. We encourage you to think about your individual, personal relationship to the land and to settler colonialism as you consider your contribution.

The calculator is designed for individuals; if you share finances in your household, we recommend that each adult fill out the calculator and add the suggested amounts together as a starting point. This calculator is not perfect or “the truth” about what your contribution should be—you know your circumstances best. If they are not reflected in the options that we have laid out, pick those that are closest to your experience. If your situation is in flux, do your best and know you can always increase or decrease your donation amount as needed.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CALCULATOR (and contribute!?)

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