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The psychoeconomics of patronage

Nice essay by Tim Carmody on Kottke about the psychoeconomics of patronage.

Fans support the person and the work. But it’s not a transaction, a fee for service. It’s a contribution that benefits everyone. Free-riders aren’t just welcome; free-riding is the point.

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Publishing, privilege, and noblesse oblige

H.L. Mencken’s “Life of Kings” quote does the industry a disservice and in this column I argue that publishers should use an older framework, noblesse oblige, to better understand their social obligation.

Chris Gethard & Mal Blum – Crying At The Wawa (Official Video)

Old but new to me.

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