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  •  There is an interesting sci-fi short story (Poul (1+ / 0-)
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    Anderson??) in which people, instead of using money to buy things, try to plant obligations ("obs") on others, i.e. to make them beholden.

    It's a fascniating way to look at how labor and wealth con be exchanged, and how different people act when instead of trying to TAKE something from someone, they are trying to GIVE. It is often humorous how characters int he story decline and duck such "offerings".

    "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities." -- Winston Churchill

    by Spud1 on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 06:21:10 PM PDT

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