Prediction markets for movie box office: Manipulation! Insider Trading! Efficiency! and Twitter!

Michael Giberson Tyler Cowen links to a story in the New York Times detailing the opposition of the Motion Picture Association of America to two proposed markets for forecasting movie ticket sales.  Of the objections noted in the article, Cowen thinks the key issue for Hollywood is the possibility of a poor market showing making … More Prediction markets for movie box office: Manipulation! Insider Trading! Efficiency! and Twitter!

More about the Haynesville documentary

Michael Giberson In advance of the screening next week at SXSW, the Austin Chronicle presents a story about Haynesville and its director Gregory Kallenberg.  Here’s a bit of it: The Rev. Reegis Richard was wandering through a field, hungrily eyeing a dilapidated former school and dreaming of the possibilities, when a Haynesville producer climbed over a … More More about the Haynesville documentary