New Ernest Dichter online archive

4th November 2014

Stefan Schwarzkopf highlights the launch of a fascinating archive of all the market and consumer research reports compiled by the famous (and notorious) motivation researcher Ernest Dichter between 1935 and the 1980s Read More

New Ernest Dichter online archive

4th November 2014

Stefan Schwarzkopf highlights the launch of a fascinating archive of all the market and consumer research reports compiled by the famous (and notorious) motivation researcher Ernest Dichter between 1935 and the 1980s Read More

Infrastructures of money

20th October 2014

Joe Deville on just how important the infrastructures of money are, reporting on a recent conference on Money as Communication at the University of Southern California Read More

Safety in numbers: Squatting as social and financial security

6th October 2014

Are residents of squatter settlements in the “developing world” really less secure than home owners in wealthier countries? Perhaps not. Read More

Is it really so hard to sell better security to the poor?

1st October 2014

In the context of the never-ending story cycle of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this article considers the perennial question of why the poor have so often throughout history been considered resistant to policy reforms that were designed in their own interests. Read More

Mini-conference report: Domesticizing Financial Economies, SASE, Chicago

26th August 2014

Jeanne Lazarus, Mariana Luzzi, and José Ossandón report on the SASE mini-conference they organised, including reflections on what they term the “Zelizerian turn” Read More