Beware of government spending on the arts
While visiting Wichita in October, I learned that city government subsidies for the arts is a contentious issue. I’d like to offer a perspective: Don’t do it. Art is too important to be dependent on politicians, and injecting politics into anything inevitably tarnishes it.
I can understand some government funding of the arts – on a local level. I don’t understand fully subsidizing any arts on nationwide level. The local folks can buy tickets or purchase the art, if they find it appealing.
I don’t agree with the taking of actors, museums and stuff under the umbrella of the community tax system.
Which means Iagree with the current governor of my state cutting back on the budget in the manner he has.
From the reaches,