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ECONOMIES OF SCARCITY AND ACQUISITION, ECONOMIES OF GIFT AND THANKSGIVING

Kenneth W. Stikkers (Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, USA)

Humanomics

ISSN: 0828-8666

Article publication date: 1 April 1991

Abstract

Mainstream economics has long prided itself to be an empirical “science”, at least in aspiration if not yet in practice. Yet, some of the most elementary, commonplace premises of the discipline are flatly contradicted by the empirical findings of cultural anthropology. Karl Polanyi made this point:

Citation

Stikkers, K.W. (1991), "ECONOMIES OF SCARCITY AND ACQUISITION, ECONOMIES OF GIFT AND THANKSGIVING", Humanomics, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 4-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb006121

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