Caitlin Zaloom


Caitlin Zaloom is a cultural anthropologist and an associate professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University. She studies the cultural dimensions of finance, technology, and economic life. Her latest book, Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost, explores how the financial pressures of paying for college affect middle-class families.

The Derivative World

from The Phantom Economy, Volume 12, Number 2

What do casinos have to do with Wall Street?