The art industry can be developed into a job creator. All it needs is for us to imagine ways of doing it – together.
I have always thought of our national economy as an apple crumble – it looks nice and solid on the outside, but is in fact soft and gooey on the inside. And there is the overwhelming sense that it is probably somewhat nutty. I've felt for the longest time that our economy seems geared towards making some very few people extremely rich and making a lot more people work long hours for very little pay under the constant crack of credit debt whips.
Now, that makes no sense to me. Is it not a better idea to have more people with more disposable income to spend on local businesses in their community than to have a few people with a lot of disposable income doing their shopping overseas?
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