End Norms

The End Of Cinema

Jared Marcel Pollen | Verso | 20th September 2022

Engaging account of Jean-Luc Godard's early years, from 1959 to 1967, when he made "perhaps the greatest series of films made by a single filmmaker" — 15 feature films including the masterpieces À bout de souffle, Pierrot le Fou, and Week-end. "If we can compare Godard’s work during this period to anything, it would be the novels of Thomas Pynchon and James Joyce" (1,500 words)

Oligopoly And Social Norms

Mançur Olson | Yale University Press | 20th September 2022

Notes on the logic of cartels. Many points of interest, including a theory of why, in many countries, the medical profession strives to limit the number of new entrants more strictly than the legal profession does. "In legal systems without much limitation on the initiation of litigation, additional lawyers can raise the demand for their colleagues by increasing the likelihood of legal disputes" (1,100 words)

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