Funding for the arts

We have recently had a little spat here in British Columbia over funding for the arts with the government cutting back and then restoring some of its funding.

The basic principle that subsidies should be given to consumers rather than producers applies here as elsewhere. Some sort of guaranteed income scheme would allow those who want to be artists to pursue their dreams as they see fit. Is’nt there an old saying about paying the piper and calling the tune?

Following are links to an article and a column dealing with this in Saturday’s Vancouver Sun.

The article

The column

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