Saturday, November 12, 2005

Violent Goodness

Many politicians have been using violent games as a talking point recently. I don't get it. They seem to think violent video games create violent kids.

I beg to differ. Violent kids demand and play violent games. If there wasn't a market for games like this, they wouldn't be made. The incredible success of games like Grand Theft Auto are proof that people already wanted these games.

The market does not create demand by raising supply. Rising demand creates the supply. It's a matter of simple economics. Politicians aren't aware of this.

Next time you hear a politician lobbying against violence in games, remind them: Lowering supply only increases demand.

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