Superstars and fairness: Let the sky fall

By Guillaume Allègre

Are actors overpaid? A column by Vincent Maraval has launched a debate that is in essence ideological … in a good way. Indeed, it seems proper that high incomes need to be justified based on arguments that can convince the largest number of people. Pay levels cannot be  fair unless they are publicly defensible. In this spirit, by drawing on an analysis of the economics of superstars, this post supports the idea that a small number of actors, and of artists in general, receive collectively constructed income, which justifies an intervention that is designed to reduce income inequalities. Continue reading “Superstars and fairness: Let the sky fall”

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