Would you delete Facebook for $1,000? This economist put that theory to the test

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Tufts University economist Sean Cash doesn’t normally dabble in the valuations of giant tech companies. As the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy professor puts it, “My bread and butter is bread and butter.” But a few years ago, Cash got interested in answering the question of how much users of Facebook, Inc.— rather than owners, or shareholders — value the company. With a paper published today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, Cash (along with colleagues at Kenyon College,…...


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