Thursday, June 23, 2005

Michael on Culture

According to a recent report, Michael spends nearly a billion dollars of other people's money on culture. Why should Michael decide what culture we spend our money on?

More New Zealanders listen to "Hip Hop" than enjoy orchestral music, but those who want Hip Hop have to buy it themselves. On the other hand, not enough people want orchestral music to pay for the cost of providing it, so Michael subsidizes the Symphony Orchestra with money taken from people who do not listen to it.

There is something wrong here. Michael spends other people's money on culture that they are unwilling to spend their money on themselves. If they will not spend their own money on it, why would they want him to spend their money on it.

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