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In Which I Review the Theory of Public Goods

Because “art is a public good” is an oft-used trope for justifying public funding for the arts, every so often I like to review Samuelson’s seminal work on the topic, “A Theory of Public Expenditure.” (It seems, lately, that reading … Continue reading

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The Ouroboros 4: Landscape of Arts Entrepreneurship Research

I was honored to be invited to deliver the keynote remarks at the UW-Madison Bolz Center’s Arts Business Research Symposium March 13-14.  I previewed those remarks here and am posting the full text serially over the next several days. The talk was originally titled … Continue reading

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What Makes Art Art?

In a recent Facebook post, Clayton Lord, vice president of American for the Arts and “Counting New Beans” blogger, posed an interesting thought exercise regarding two different means of replication: an app that lets you see and zoom in on … Continue reading

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The New Normal

In his Op-Ed column today, Paul Krugman reported on the not very rosy economic picture that fellow economist Larry Summers painted at the recent IMF annual conference.  “Mr. Summers went on to draw a remarkable moral: We have, he suggested, … Continue reading

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