business history

The fabulous team at Constant Wonder Radio, hosted at BYU, have aired a 30-minute interview with me about my book Supermarket USA. The broadcast is available at:

Written with my colleague Beatrice D'Ippolito, "From Monsanto to ‘Monsatan’: Ownership and control of history as a strategic resource" explores challenges organizations face when attempting to translate a problematic past into strategic gain.
Early views are available of my latest article in Enterprise & Society, “Crop Insurance and the New Deal Roots of Agricultural Financialization.” Federal crop insurance, initially developed as a social insurance program during the late New Deal, increasingly became a lever of financialization, a means of disciplining individual farmers to think of farming in abstract terms of risk management.