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Most financial systems operate as zero-sum games, even on-chain; lending protocols have made crypto lending incredibly easy, but still pit users against each other. DeFi was meant to unshackle participants from the often predatory schemes of traditional finance. Lenders want 5%+ APY on their deposits, but borrowers want affordable loans. Positive-sum projects allow users to shift how they think about finances and global operations while still making a profit. The Solarpunk and ReFi movements are flipping this model on its head by highlighting the benefits of more sustainable practices.