Guest blogger

by Henry Farrell on March 28, 2005

We’d like to welcome Kimberly Morgan, who’ll be guest-blogging with us for the next several days. Kimberly’s a colleague of mine in George Washington University, with a particular interest in the financing of the welfare state, and in the sources and consequences of family and childcare policy. Garance Franke-Rutka made some well-targeted complaints a few days ago about the stunted definition of ‘politics’ that often passes among among op-eds and big name bloggers. As she says, “the question of how to combine work and family and not go crazy” is fundamentally a political question. Much of Kimberly’s previous work speaks directly to this, looking at, for example, how the decision to leave childcare to the market in the US has reinforced the low wage economy, and how new coalitions have been created around the financing of Social Security and Medicare. We’re delighted to have her with us.



asg 03.28.05 at 5:31 pm

I didn’t have time to read the whole paper on child care, but I love the euphemism Morgan came up with for not-entirely-centrally-planned economies: “coordinated market economies (CMEs)”.


Kieran Healy 03.28.05 at 5:57 pm

I “wrote a little bit”: about Kimberly’s work, amongst other things, a while back. It’s great to have her as a guest.


Kieran 03.28.05 at 8:24 pm

This is a test comment. Sorry.


Jacob T. Levy 03.28.05 at 8:51 pm

Hi, Kimberly! (Kimberly and I were in the same grad school class in Politics, at the same time that Kieran was in Sociology next door.)

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