Conference: Hidden Capitalism
In reviving the study of capitalism, scholars have emphasized the transformative power of markets and commodification. Yet, a crucial part of what drives capitalism falls outside of waged relations and formal, visible exchange.
Explore the substantial economic activity that occurs on the margins and in the concealed corners of the formal economy. These activities may be hidden or take place in “markets” that are not defined or measured by the normal terms we use to define and measure markets. Uncovering these forgotten or obscured activities can focus new attention on the mutual dependency of the visible and invisible markets and how the moralities of such markets both converge and diverge.
History professor and private pilot Alan Meyer provides an engaging account of the post-World War II aviation community.
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Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America from P. T. Barnum through Bernie Madoff.
Francesca Russello Ammon explores how postwar America came to equate destruction with progress.