All Those Incs.
A few weeks ago, I came across a book in my public library called Parenting, Inc., which is about the commercialization of parenting. The title reminded me of another Inc-book that ended up in the bibliography of Monoculture, called Culture, Inc, which broadly, was about the commercialization of culture. That started me wondering just how many Inc. books there are, which gives you some kind of...
Two Stories About Libraries
From today’s National Post, one of Canada’s big newspapers: two competing stories about what libraries are about. Here’s one side: The Toronto Public Library Board is seriously considering having the TPL become the first major library system in Canada or the U.S. to slather itself in advertising. As per a report from their staff, possible vehicles for advertising may include:...
Fresh, the Movie
One of the areas in which the economic story and its assumptions of efficiency, productivity, scales of economy, individualism, etc. are particularly well-documented is in food production. Watch the food documentary FRESH if you get a chance for a good explanation of what’s happening to what’s on our plates in the name of the economic story.