Tag: Luxury

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The price of Clapton’s magic

A couple of days ago I mused about our desire for unique objects. I pointed to research suggesting that our motivations aren’t merely market driven. It’s not just about rationally assessing the object’s resale value. A story in today’s New … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The price of counterfeiting

Those who believe that information must be free argue that free media – like music or movie downloads– will help rather than hinder musicians and moviemakers: by allowing consumers to sample their work free of charge, downloads work like ads, … Continue reading

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Monday, March 7th, 2011

The price of authenticity

For a long time I thought our lust for original, unique objects was a direct consequence of our pursuit of status. The reason Edison’s first light bulb is more valuable than any old light bulb; that people would part with … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The price of John Lennon’s ghost

How much would you pay for basking in the aura of John Lennon’s former presence? On February 5, the British auction firm Bonhams will auction John Lennon’s first car, a blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, which he bought … Continue reading

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