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    • Digital Renaissance

    • What Data and Economics Tell Us About the Future of Popular Culture
    • By: Joel Waldfogel
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The digital revolution poses a mortal threat to the major creative industries - music, publishing, television, and the movies. The ease with which digital files can be copied and distributed has unleashed a wave of piracy with disastrous effects on revenue. Cheap, easy self-publishing is eroding the position of these gatekeepers and guardians of culture. Does this revolution herald the collapse of culture, as some claim? In Digital Renaissance, Joel Waldfogel argues that digital technology is enabling a new golden age of popular culture, a veritable digital renaissance.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Scroogenomics

    • Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays
    • By: Joel Waldfogel
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Christmas is a time of seasonal cheer, family get-togethers, holiday parties, and-gift giving. Lots and lots - and lots - of gift giving. It's hard to imagine any Christmas without this time-honored custom. But let's stop to consider the gifts we receive - the rooster sweater from Grandma or the singing fish from Uncle Mike. How many of us get gifts we like? How many of us give gifts not knowing what recipients want? Did your cousin really look excited about that jumping alarm clock?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a little dry

    • By candace cotto on 11-29-09

    Regular price: $9.95