Professor Steven Blader weighs in on the resale of expensive concert tickets
— July 6, 2015
Excerpt from Chicago Tribune -- "Steven Blader, an associate professor who studies fairness at New York University's business school, said: 'While there is nothing inherently wrong with someone wanting to make money off a commodity that others want, maybe some tickets do change the equation. Maybe some require an assumption that a moral obligation is attached? It's tricky, but the overall implications should give pause. You may not be forcing anyone to buy a ticket, but at what point are shows being played just for wealthy people? I think it's legal, I can probably convince myself a large profit on a ticket is even moral, but I have a harder time convincing myself that this kind of thing is good for the broader goal of music being accessible to all walks of society.'"