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April’s Prospect Podcast: On gifts and gift-giving

By Leo Hornak  

Open with care (image courtesy of Alan Chao at flickr)

In this month’s Prospect podcast, our resident philosopher Nigel Warburton considers the idea that ‘the gift is never free’.

Warburton’s focus is on the meaning of gifts and gift-giving in international politics and diplomacy, but the idea is no less valid on a smaller scale. This morning, anti-capitalism protesters handed out  free copies of their spoof version of the Financial Times as a ‘gift’ to city workers at Waterloo…

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