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Matthew McCaffrey's Member Blogs

Posted by Matthew McCaffrey on Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:22:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Social/Online
The bottom line is that there isn’t an economic or ethical case for regulating disclosure between influencers and their sponsors. In fact, economics and ethics each offer powerful arguments against regulation.


Posted by Matthew McCaffrey on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:46:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Serious
There’s a popular misconception that giving tax breaks to industries is the same as subsidizing them. Sadly, like many economic myths, this one just won’t die.


Posted by Matthew McCaffrey on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:46:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Serious
We can often trace the troubles in gaming to regulatory policies. However, tax breaks are actually a good thing for the industry. Instead, the real regulatory threat comes from intellectual property law.


Posted by Matthew McCaffrey on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Serious
Capitalism is ruining video games. So says Lorne Lanning, creator of the Oddworld series, who has sparked controversy by blasting economic developments in the gaming industry.


Posted by Matthew McCaffrey on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:29:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious
In the last few years, there has been an explosion of interest in the economics of the video game industry, and especially in the digital economies that emerge within games.


Posted by Matthew McCaffrey on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:28:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Serious
It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of an “in-game economy” was little more than a hopeful metaphor, but today, many games feature intricate and evolving marketplaces.


Posted by Matthew McCaffrey on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:24:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious
Gaming culture is a vibrant new arena of action where sound economic ideas have a real chance to take hold. There is already much discussion about how in-game economies emerge and evolve. But games incorporate economics at even more basic levels.


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