Jacques Delacroix is an essayist and a story-teller. He maintains the rational conservative and libertarian-leaning blog Facts Matter. A sociologist by training, in an earlier life, he taught and performed empirical research in two areas: the sociology of economic development and organizational theory. Although he was born and reared in France, Delacroix received all his higher education in the US, at a community college first and then, almost all at Stanford University. He writes occasionally in French on his blog. In addition to the scholarly articles, the essays, and the stories he has published, Delacroix has two recent new books with Vanity Press. The first is a long essay in pop-sociology and recent history entitled: “I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography.” It’s available on Amazon. Delacroix’s second recent book in 2014 is an eclectic mix of short stories and essays in French, “Les pumas de grande-banlieue: histoires d’émigration.” It exists only in electronic form, also from Amazon. Much earlier, Delacroix had published commercially two other, unimportant co-authored hard cover books, one in English, the other in French. His current vita is linked to his blog.
Delacroix lives in Santa Cruz, California with his wife, the orientalist painter Krishna Delacroix. He paints himself, mostly steeples, minarets, towers, lighthouses, menhirs (raised stones), and other vertical objects. His paintings are not good enough to sell but they are good enough to please the friends. The sea and boats are his main sources of inspiration. He sails on the Pacific Ocean, he swims in it, he fishes in it (or tries to).
Delacroix describes himself as the best picker he has ever met. The word refers to flea market and garage sales endeavors. His writing reflects the same disorderly but purposeful strategy employed in successful flea market and garage sales activities.
Selected Scholarly Articles
- The Beloved Myth: Protestantism and the Rise of Industrial Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe
- If Mexicans and Americans Could Cross the Border Freely
- The Distributive State in the World System
- Can Protectionism Ever Be Respectable?
- Export of Raw Materials and Economic Growth: A Cross-National Study
- Cosmetic, Speculative, and Adaptive Organizational Change in the Wine Industry: A Longitudinal Study