Careless people wreaking havoc among the most vulnerable
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Small is not beautiful. Stakeholder capitalism is not nice. And I'm off to the Bay Area.
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Including a cool Bloomberg video featuring me as a talking head.
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What anthropologist Mary Douglas's work can tell us about the purity conflicts roiling our culture.
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It wasn't pretty. But at least we no longer face bracket creep.
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Plus a video about Mongols and Uyghurs
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What makes Silicon Valley special? A view from 1997.
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An interview about how and why I write, plus answers to some recent questions and a chance to ask more. Also, useful links, including online references…
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Left to their own devices, consumers rarely treat tradition and modernity as all-or-nothing choices.
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Continuing today's Princeton theme
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Contrary to the promises in earlier newsletters, I can’t provide new pictures of the Postrels in our garish Princeton Reunions gear. The best I can do…
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I was recently interviewed by a Chilean journalist* who asked when I had the first inkling that textile history might provide a subject for a book. It…
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