Monday, May 7, 2018

Spring 2018 Edition: Business Historians in the News

A sample of business historians in the news in recent weeks:
In Growth Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Geoffrey Jones talks about income inequality, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.

On Xerfi Canal, Eric Godelier of the Ecole Polytechnique can be viewed talking about "The Place of Culture in Management."

In a recent article in the Baltimore Sun on the need for citywide street design, Paige Glotzer of Harvard University is quoted about the research in her forthcoming book on "Building Suburban Power: The Business of Exclusionary Housing Markets"

Robert Wright of Augustana University is quoted in a recent Forbes article on "Is Economics Going Back to the 1800s? Maybe So."

Several business historians have written recently for the "Made by History" series in the Washington Post [behind a paywall for some]:
    Shane Hamilton on "The Great American Supermarket Lie"
    Jason Weixelbaum [recent BHC Colloquium member] on "Why It's Time to Regulate Social Media Companies Like Facebook"
     Elizabeth Tandy Shermer on "The Right to Work Really Means the Right to Work for Less"

Joshua D. Rothman writes about "The Curious Origins of the Dollar Sign" for We're History.

The National History Center recently addressed concerns about robots and jobs at a congressional briefing on automation and the workforce, presented by Amy Bix (Iowa State University), Jonathan C. Coopersmith (Texas A&M University), and Louis Hyman (Cornell University); the session is detailed in the AHA's blog.

For Nieman Lab, Heidi Tworek of the University of British Columbia and John Maxwell Hamilton of Louisiana State University discuss "Why the Golden Age of Newspapers Was the Exception Not the Rule."

Auburn University's Perspectives looks at Xaq Frohlich's class on "Food and Power," focusing on his research interests in the history of food regulation and food science and technology.