Wednesday, July 9, 2014
In case 1000 pages of reading was not enough...
For those of you thinking that video game gold farming was so crazy it must have been something that Neal Stevenson made up, think again. The article is seven years old, but the practice hasn't gone away. If you ever were looking for ways that the size of our economy distorts the world, this is a good place to start.
Also, Richard in the book is partially based on this guy.
This article details the various online games that have hired real economists to manage the amazing amounts of money being traded in their games, and the real world research that is coming out of studying the patterns.