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The student protests of the last weeks have brought the government to review its allocation of resources – the relatively high fees for students at South African universities won’t be increased for the year to come and services will no longer be outsourced.

The outsourcing part got me thinking about an Erik Spiekermann article on tipping – arguing that it perpetuates disadvantage rather than laying the ground for a viable and sustainable living. The same may be said of much of today’s “sharing economy”.

Tipping: It’s hard to imagine present day South Africa without this unstructured form of exchange.

Change starts at home.

101 Words – 086: #FeesMustFall, outsourcing, sharing economy, @espiekermann’s thoughts on tipping… rdgr.me/u/kh7dyi

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Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media.


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