Monthly Archives: September 2007

Performativity…in Kid Nation

So I’m minding my own business, watching the debut of Kid Nation last night. Fun premise, I thought, stick 40 kids in a desert town and watch as they tear themselves apart, Lord of the Flies style. Or make a better world. Or whatever. But boy was I turned off by the way they structure […]

What counts in market accounting?

An article in the NYT a few days back brought back one of those nagging little questions that gets at the heart of economic sociology. The article is about balance sheets in the new economy – the question is, how should we account for intangibles? Reputation, value of brand, environmental friendliness, IT investment, innovation, the […]