The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything

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Studies show that award winning books do not represent expert consensus about quality. Shutterstock

Why we need more book awards

Arts and culture are part of the broad subset of economic activities that are afforded special treatment – usually within the ambit of a government ministry – by some claim to special circumstances or…

The Rise of the Joyful Economy

The relationship between the art world and the market economy has long been one of Sturm und Drang. Deep down, a battle of weltanschauung plays out between light and dark, sky and earth, imagination and…
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Do Plantoids Dream of Electric Arts Council Grants?

I was at the Blockchain Workshop in Sydney last week, whereupon among many wondrous things I did happen to see the very future of the arts economy in what Primavera De Filippi, a researcher at the Harvard…
Amanda Palmer was the first to crack seven figures in crowdfunding. She won’t be the last. AAP Image/Roadrunner Records

Amanda Palmer shows why artists need to get better at asking for help

Back in 2012, Amanda Palmer was the first person to break US$1,000,000 in crowdfunding on Kickstarter. In doing so, and since, she's answered the question: what is the internet for?
Cai Guo-Qiang is one of many artists whose work is showing at the Kyoto International Arts festival. John

The way of the mécénat: corporate arts funding in Japan

Unlike in Europe and Australia, the Japanese central government is relatively uninvolved in cultural funding, and there is little to incentivise private philanthropy. So how do they manage?
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Why MOOCs will fail – they’re not dating sites

One of my Phd students is studying how parents make decisions about education for their children (you can participate in his survey here). We economists treat this as a problem of investment under uncertainty…