Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?

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High prices are making it harder for fans to get tickets (andresmh/flickr)

Season 7, Episode 19

This week on Freakonomics Radio: The public has almost no chance to buy good tickets to the best events. Ticket brokers, meanwhile, make huge profits on the secondary markets. Here’s the story of how this market got so dysfunctional, how it can be fixed – and why it probably won’t be.

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