Rewiring Wall Street: Institutions, Workers, and the Making of Electronic Stock Markets: 1950-1975
STS Lunch Seminar with Devin Kennedy, History
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Between 1950 and 1975, stock markets reemerged as central venues for economic life in the United States as more and more American institutions—from labor union pension funds to university endowments—invested in corporate shares. This talk explores the historical coproduction of two factors in this development: on one hand, new understandings of expert-administered institutional investment as a tool to democratize corporate power and distribute industrial profit; on the other, the emergence ....