Yesterday I met a doctoral student at Berkeley studying the “history of capitalism” in the history department (in six years, the first history student I’ve crossed paths with, oddly enough). And then this morning I stumble on this piece from last year:

In History Departments, It’s Up With Capitalism –

(linked from an article about Thomas Piketty, who is in the U.S. promoting his book Capital in the Twenty-first Century, currently out of stock everywhere.)