My reading list for the next wee while

Inspired by a discussion of corporate fraud and wage theft I am aiming to incorporate this work into my Illicit Markets course: Smith D (2013) The “Hyper-meritocracy” – an Oxymoron Led by Criminal Morons. In: New Economic Perspectives. Available at: http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2013/10/hyper-meritocracy-oxymoron-led-criminal-morons.html(accessed 14 October 2020). Akerlof GA, Romer PM, Hall RE, …

Invisible Touch

Republished from the Edinburgh Decameron Angus Bancroft What do you touch most everyday? Your face? Your hair? Someone else, you lucky duck? Coffee cup? Door handle? Keyboard and screen?  A lot of our social, leisure and work lives were conducted digitally before lockdown and now it seems nearly all of …

Writing tips

Learn to use paragraphs. A good technique is to look at each paragraph as a whole and divide it into topic – body – tokens – wrap, as described by Patrick Dunleavy in the LSE’s Writing for Research blog https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/writingforresearch/2017/07/17/how-to-write-paragraphs-in-research-texts-articles-books-and-phds. This helps you allocate sentences to the right bits and …

A few notes from Becker with Richards, Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article

Becker HS and Richards P (2007) Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article: Second Edition. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. How do you write? What are the non function rituals and habits, that appear to having nothing to do with writing. When do …