Some (ambivalent) news…

I haven’t written a blog post in two months. That’s dangerously close to dead-ending a blog. A few things have got in the way of my writing. Rather fittingly, the first of those is work. I gave notice at my old job at the end of March (a few days after my last post), and … Continue reading Some (ambivalent) news…

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Is it Bedrock All the Way Down?

I was only a few pages into Max Weber’s influential 1930 work The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, when I came across this sentence: “The modern rational organisation of the capitalistic enterprise would not have been possible without two other important factors in its development: the separation of business from the household, which … Continue reading Is it Bedrock All the Way Down?

Research is like Making Sausages…

...you probably shouldn't do it in public (with apologies to Bismarck) When I started this research project, I made a deliberate decision to blog the whole thing. I’m six weeks in, and I thought it might be a good moment to reflect on what I’m learning. This project is the first one of any size … Continue reading Research is like Making Sausages…