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Prof. Anthony Gill in The Seattle Times and the UW News, "‘Good manners are good economics’: UW’s Anthony Gill on the value of giving "

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on December 2, 2022 - 9:05am
Prof. Anthony Gill
Prof. Anthony Gill

In a holiday poem format, Prof. Anthony Gill explains why even "bad" gifts serve a societal purpose.

"Everyone has received a gift they didn’t want: the ugly sweater, the ceramic statue, the vase. Items stuffed into the back of a closet, donated or tossed in the trash.

All a waste, right?

Not entirely, says Anthony Gill, professor of political science at the University of Washington. Because it’s not just about the gift, however unwanted it was. It’s about the process of giving, and graciously receiving, that helps society, and more specifically, the economy, go ‘round."

For a great holiday video please link here!

Please link here for The Seattle Times article featuring Prof. Gill.