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Joe Karaganis

Blog Entries by Joe Karaganis

The War Between the States (to Subsidize Hollywood)

2 Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 17:56:28 (EST)

A few weeks ago I was writing about the future of the roughly $3 billion per year that European countries spend on subsidies for movie and TV production and wondering how American producers and studios stayed free of the paternalistic state and its stifling effects on creativity and...

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The Simple Economics of Piracy (Or, Would You Pay $136 for Tron Legacy?)

Posted June 29, 2011 | 20:01:32 (EST)

With bipartisanship in the US all but broken, intellectual property policy is one of the last bastions of strong consensus. With remarkable consistency, Democrats and Republicans have backed industry-led efforts to expand intellectual property rights and ramp up the enforcement of them. Support comes from across the political spectrum, from...

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