Monday, November 26, 2012

NPR story - Give and Take

 I heard this story on Morning Edition today. It describes the 'social rule of reciprocation' and how it appears to influence our behavior whenever we're given gifts - even by strangers. The story doesn't quite get into the idea of gift economies but does talk about our inclination to create ties with people through a cycle of gifts - not unlike what happens at the Social Service League dumpster.

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