How to think differently about the economy | Dave Elder-Vass | TEDxLoughboroughU
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Dave Elder-Vass is an academic who studies the nature of the social world and thinks about how it could work differently. He initially studied economics and went on to work in Botswana as a government economist. Subsequently he worked as an IT technologist for twenty years before returning to academia through a Masters degree in social and political theory and a PhD in sociology. He has published books on social structure and social constructionism, and most recently Profit and Gift in the Digital Economy(Cambridge UP, 2016). In it he draws on expertise from all his various studies and careers to examine the digital economy and its implications for how we should understand the politics of the economy more generally.
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