Digital Media and the Public Goods Problem

Public goods is one of many terms in economics where the term’s intended meaning is not all intuitive. Most people hear it and think it means either something like “good produced by the public sector” or “something that is good for the public to have.” Thus, if an economist points out that education is not […]

Advertiser Block Lists as a Threat to Media Integrity

Yves here. Quelle surprise! It turns out that reporters and editors know much better than advertisers what sort of stories get reader attention: “If it bleeds, it leads. Yet despite advertiser fond wishes, ads by fluffy lifestyle pieces get no more attention than ones next to hard news. That means advertiser prohibitions against putting their […]