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A gift that does nothing to enhance solidarity is a contradiction

Monday, February 14th, 2011
A gift that does nothing to enhance solidarity is a contradiction

Refusing requital puts the act of giving outside any mutual ties. Once given, the free gift entails no further claims from the recipient. The public is not deceived by free gift vouchers. For all the ongoing commitment the free-gift gesture has created…

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