If you’re looking for someone to blame because you didn’t get U2 tickets, it almost certainly wasn’t touts. Blame greedy artists and their promoters.
The recent events in Rio have brought the issue of ticket reselling, also called touting or scalping, to the minds of many. Without getting into the issue at hand, which is under legal investigation, it raises some interesting questions. Why are some trades seen as repugnant exchanges and others not? How should we decide?