Superstar Economy II (Substack)

That is to say a very small share of the total writers and works will account for a disproportionately large share of all revenues. This is not a Pareto’s Law type 80/20 distribution but something much more dramatic: the top 1% will account for 77% of all income generated.

A star system is just a way of packaging a bell curve. It presents the same information using a different design principle. It amplifies errors and make outcomes complicated and troubled by ambiguities. It comes about because of poor sorting processes.

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