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

Cultural Intermediaries Reader Now Out

15th September 2014

edited by Jennifer Smith Maguire and Julian Matthews offers a critical overview of Bourdieu’s sketchy notion… Read More

Investigating High-Frequency Trading

26th August 2014

A call for papers for an international series of workshops on High Frequency Trading. Confirmed participants include Donald Mackenzie, Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, Yuval Millo, Evangelos Benos, Nathan Coombs, Alexandre Laumonier, Alex Preda, and Christian Borch 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

Governing Money After Bitcoin and the “Sharing Economy”

11th August 2014

An invitation to attend a public lecture by Professor Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine on 8 September 2014 at University of Warwick. Addressing questions including: What happens when “peer currencies” and the peer economy recode private moneys and renting as liberation and revolution? What happens to money and exchange when it occurs through closed loops connected by private gateways? Read More