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What happens when Monty Python puts its videos on YouTube for free? It increases DVD sales by 23,000 percent. (Earlier)

How much are your friends worth? (Earlier)

It’s like online dating, except you’re seeking cities. (Earlier)

Will Wilkinson asks: are economists clueless? (HT: Jarrod Hunt) (Earlier)

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  1. JC says:

    Regarding the “How much are your friends worth?” article link: another way to quanitfy friendship. Check out how many people “unfriended” some friends on Facebook in return for an (unfulfilled) promise of a Whopper in a recent Burger King promotion. Looks like there is rampant deflation in the cost of friendship.

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  2. DickGrogan says:

    The music industry during the advent of radio: Who is going to want to buy records now that you can just listen to the radio?

    It turned out that radio play fueled record sales.

    The music industry during the advent of MTV: Who is going to want to buy tapes now that you can just listen to the TV?

    It turned out that music videos fueled CD sales.

    The music industry during the advent of Napster: Who is going to want to buy CDs now that you can just download music?

    The story goes on and on, and now finally hits the video industry.

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  3. HC says:

    You’re missing a ’0′ in the 2,300%. It should be a 23,000% increase in sales of Monty Python dvds.

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  4. Maura says:

    Slight adendum to DickGrogan…

    at the advent of the radio, music wasn’t generally sold in record form, but rather sheet music/ player piano rolls

    Other then that, good point

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  5. Anonymous says:

    FOM and Dorna should do the same Monty Python did. I’d buy the entire 990cc era on DVDs if they were for sail. And I’d also buy the entire 80s in F1.

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