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Unformatted text preview: feel an obligation to satisfy others wants by making them happy. There are strings attached; part of the reason people give gifts is because they think they will receive gifts in return. In my life I give gifts on father’s day, Christmas, Birthdays, and Valentine’s Day. Like my life the Bushmen gave rare European bread to one another because people enjoy making one another happy. 4) Even though in modern industrial/post-industrial societies we can be characterized as being economically obsessed, is it true of other societies? Why or why not? Is it actually true of us? It is true of all societies; societies revolve around how the economy is doing. People become obsessed with the economy because if it is doing well then it is easier to live life so they do everything they can to improve it. 5) Are most of our financial transactions “economically rational?” Why or why not, and what does this mean?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Crandall during the Spring '09 term at BYU.
- Spring '09