Why It’s Tough to Make a Movie During a Pandemic

Similar to schools and businesses, the reopening cost of making a movie safely during the coronavirus pandemic requires extra people, time, and money.

How “Trolls World Tour” Is Changing the Movie Business

On April 10, when Trolls World Tour was supposed to hit the movie theaters, none were open. So NBCUniversal decided to proceed with a streaming release instead. Other studios were postponing film opening dates by as much as a year.…

Why Taylor Swift Likes Slow Ticketing

Wondering why concert ticket prices have gone up during the past decade, we can look at Taylor Swift’s 2018 Reputation tour.

Why Our Movie Theaters Will Change

When the Justice Department terminates a rule from approximately 70 years ago, movie industry economics could change what we see at local theaters.

A Virtual Version of Conspicuous Consumption

Doing little to help us win games, our video game shopping for outfits and dance moves creates some conspicuous consumption.

How Healthcare Is Like Car Repair

To explain why healthcare costs are increasing, we can just look at Beethoven’s String Quartet #14 and Baumol’s Cost Disease.

Some Fast & Furious Competition

As movie star brands, the images conveyed by three of the stars from the Fast & Furious film franchise reflect their macho focus.

What Female Soccer Players Hope to Win in Court

In the court battle over the gender pay gap in women’s World Cup soccer, the U.S. national team is citing issues that relate to much more than a sport.

How Taylor Swift Uses Temptation Bundling

Because album bundles increase our demand for a star’s recordings, they help to propel a song or album to the #1 Billboard spot.

What Chuck E. Cheese Teaches Us About Money

When Chuck E. Cheese changed the kinds of payment cards that kids and their parents used for games and food, they created new spending incentives.