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Admirable commercium

22 December 2017

Are gifts generous gestures or an awkward waste? Addictive materialism or open-ended exchanges of valuable tokens? Is it better just to swap envelopes of cash? Children and retailers know what Christmas means, but economists are less certain. Anthropologists have good ideas.

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