To give or not to give (holiday presents)

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To give or not to give — that is the question when it comes to holiday gifts. Our guest, JOEL WALDFOGEL of Penn’s Wharton School says that holiday shopping does the economy no good. On the other hand, says Harvard psychology professor, giving is good for our souls. They both join Marty to talk about it.
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