Author Archives: Bill MAURER

“El dinero no es sólo un depósito de riqueza”

Revista Debate, Argentina: Por Bárbara Schijman De paso por la Argentina, Bill Maurer, especialista en antropología de las finanzas, ofrece su visión sobre el capitalismo filantrópico, los nuevos sistemas de pago y las diferencias entre la Gran Depresión y la … Continue reading

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What Your Method of Payment Reveals About You

Handing a bag of nickels and dimes, uncounted: You are nine. http://thehairpin.com/2012/02/what-your-payment-method-reveals-about-you

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Anthropology in the Middle of Things: Miller and Maurer in Santiago, Chile

Anthropology in the Middle of Things, a conversation with Daniel Miller (University College London) and Bill Maurer (University of California, Irvine), moderated by Marjorie Murray, Institute of Sociology Univ de Chile and Joseph Ossandón, School of Sociology Univ Diego Portales. … Continue reading

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This is Anthropology: A response to Florida Gov. Rick Scott

A response prepared by University of South Florida anthropologists: This is Anthropology Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-stoller/the-limited-good-of-rick-_b_1012356.html

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Graph of the Day: Cost of Solyndra’s Failure Vs. Cost of Military ‘Boondoggles’

We’ve already lost the solar game to China – most of whose solar companies are incorporated in the BVI! – but the Solyndra affair is a good reminder of why it’s important to pay attention to the denominator! http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/graph-day-cost-solyndra.php

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Anthropologist blogging on the City of London in the UK Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/14/bankers-anthropological-study-joris-luyendijk

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Labor Day reading: Mohamed El-Erian and Robert Reich on the Mess We’re In

Mohamed El-Erian, Workers’ malaise foreshadows wider social issues Robert Reich, The Limping middle class

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Winning the future?

“A Graduate Student Burden” http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/17/students_will_bear_brunt_of_changes_to_graduate_financial_aid

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