The digital age has caused a lot of upset in the music business. In 2001, major record labels won a lawsuit agains Napster, arguing rightly that the music file-sharing service had infringed on the rights of artists by allowing fans to download music for free without license. It was an awkward moment, as all sorts of tactics were experimented with to stop fans from copying music. Enter: Apple’s iTunes store and iPod. The Apple solution provided a system that could adapt to […]
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, wrote an excellent book on what he calls “Conscious Capitalism.” I wrote up a book review at ValuesAndCapitalism.com, which received notice by The Mercatus Center, the Marketplace Institute, and The Transom, among others. Go read the review here. Then buy the book.
No doubt, those who have read the books are going to get much more out of the Hunger Games films, but having watched the first installment last night, I think the franchise will do quite well among the non-readers of all ages and social groups. Unlike Harry Potter, which targeted children early on, and Twilight, which is almost entirely geared toward young women, The Hunger Games has something for everyone. I’ve read criticisms that its […]