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Full Circle TeenTalk & Juliet Schor: The sharing economy

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THE SHARING ECONOMY

During our lifetime we've seen economic collapses, riots, and crises around the world. But if our system isn't working, is there an alternative? Companies like Uber and Airbnb are managing to use technology to bypass middle-men and instead exchange goods or services person to person. Is this the path to a fairer world? Or is it just another way for some people to get rich quick?

Juliet Schor is a professor of sociology at Boston College and expert in economics. She'll be speaking on the effects of this "sharing economy" on our lives and how we pay for and access the things we need.

Join us at Muntpunt Library for this interesting insight into economics and business.




ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Her research focuses on consumption, time use, and environmental sustainability. She is also a member of the MacArthur Foundation Connected Learning Research Network where she is currently researching on the ‘connected economy’ via a series of case studies of sharing platforms and their participants. She is also investigating the relation between working hours, inequality and carbon emissions. Schor is a former Guggenheim Fellow and was Visiting Professor at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University in 2014-15. She is the recipient of the 2011 Herman Daly Award from the US Society for Ecological Economics. In 2006 she received the Leontief Prize from the Global Development and Economics Institute at Tufts University for expanding the frontiers of economic thought. She is the vice chair of the board of the Better Future Project, one of the country’s most successful climate activism organizations. She is a co-founder of the South End Press and the Center for Popular Economics. Schor has lectured widely throughout the United States, Europe and Japan to a variety of civic, business, labor and academic groups.

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