The marketing of scents through clever branding, rather than real differences in what’s being sold, originated in nineteenth-century France.
Historian Lawrence Glickman looked at the consumer movements of the 1930s to find out.
Nearly every American is now within a few hours’ drive of a casino. But critics note that casino gambling has not delivered on its economic promises.
The way advertisers target mothers has changed along with the social understanding of American motherhood, one sociologist found.
In 1874, popular writer Henry Hooper called the hotel clerk “the supercilious embodiment of Philistinism.” What accounts for the nineteenth century hate?
Academics are studying what makes a good company culture. These have involved everything from ranking hierarchies of needs to sociological explanations of group mentalities.
Rupert Murdoch was born in Australia, and first made an international impact in Britain. He thrust himself into the U.S. market with his purchase of the New York Post newspaper in 1974.
Is a large publicly-trade company responsible only for making its shareholders the most money possible? Or is it also responsible for making the world a better place?
While many blame the threat of inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be concerns that the economy is about to slow.
In Iowa, between 1964 and 1991, groups of women—the wives of pork farmers—boosted the supposed benefits of pork-heavy diets. They were the Iowa Porkettes.