The basic ideas of Karl Polanyi are that the autonomous, self-regulating market is neither natural nor central to society. Rather the social, political, and cultural institutions shape, and should shape, how the economy works. The market is seen as a means to the Good; not as an end in itself. Instead of Adam Smith‟s truck, barter, and exchange, Polanyi sees as the ordering principles of society reciprocity, redistribution and householding. (Polanyi 2001).