Leaf blowers, subject of turbulent debate when compared with rakes, can, should they choose to, claim a place in debates about capitalism versus socialism. This study shows how: “The Leaf Blower, Capitalism, and the Atomization of Everyday Life,” Jules Boykoff, Capitalism Nature Socialism, vol. 22, no. 3, September 2011.
Leaf blowers, after years of provoking dead foliage and lively arguments, eventually provoked research efforts about their effect on certain aspects of the world: “Leaf blowers as an alternative to rakes: impact on vegetation after four years,” Nina Richner, Leonie Durocher, Hanspeter Rohrer, and Thomas Walter, Agrarforschung Schweiz, vol. 5, no. 5, May 2014, pp. […]