Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Around the Web: Materials of Interest

A rather eclectic listing of recent material of interest to business and economic historians:
Jill Lepore published a critique of Clayton Christensen and "Disruptive Innovation" in The New Yorker; this generated a good deal of commentary, most notably a response from Christensen.
BackStory with the American History Guys aired a program on the history of corporations in America (shortly before the Hobby Lobby decision).
Lou Galambos's keynote address at the 2013 EBHS Conference, "Is This a Decisive Moment for the History of Business, Economic History, and the History of Capitalism?" is now available online.
Yet more about Thomas Piketty and Capitalism in the 21st Century:
      "Picketty Mania," from The Guardian (June 17, 2014)
      An extended review by Cory Doctorow in Boing Boing
Two series of posts of interest from the Legal History Blog:
       Dan Ernst has written a several-part discussion of his new book, Tocqueville's Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940 (Oxford University Press, May 2014).
      From Profsblawg, but linked neatly on the Legal History Blog: A symposium on Mehrotra's Making the Modern American Fiscal State (Cambridge University Press, 2013).