Making Jstor into a Public Treasure

Michael Giberson Grant McCracken cries out: “JSTOR, get out of the way!” [T]his stuff is bought and paid for. It is time to release it into the public domain. Surely, there is a university server somewhere that would assume the costs. Google, I am quite sure, would be willing to shoulder the burden. The fact … More Making Jstor into a Public TreasureMore Making Jstor into a Public Treasure

Price Gouging Laws: Emotions, Economics, and Policy

Michael Giberson Julio J. Rotemberg has a paper out about emotional reactions to prices and their policy implications. (“Behavioral aspects of price setting, and their policy implications.”) I think he is working on some interesting issues, but he comes up with such lousy “policy implications” at the end of the article that it ruined it … More Price Gouging Laws: Emotions, Economics, and Policy