RSS 2.0 Feed

» Welcome Guest Log In :: Register

  Topic: Free college or not?, continued from Panda's Thumb< Next Oldest | Next Newest >  
The Ghost of Paley

Posts: 1703
Joined: Oct. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 22 2005,08:40   

you can't see the similarity between judging the worth of an education and judging the worth of a particular piece of art for public funding?

I would certainly label the public funding of art based solely on the potential economic value of the art to be censorship, wouldn't you?

 Well, I think you're conflating the idea of censorship with the concept of public funding. I may reject the government's right to censor a work ("Buttman and Throbbin' ", let us say) while simultaneously arguing that it is not entitled to my taxpayer dollars. Even if you define censorship as a withdrawal of taxpayer funds, that work may still be subsidized by the private sector. Tax money is finite, after all, and I think it wise to allocate it with an idea of maximizing return, whether financial or social.

Dey can't 'andle my riddim.

  12 replies since Oct. 21 2005,16:24 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >  


Track this topic Email this topic Print this topic

[ Read the Board Rules ] | [Useful Links] | [Evolving Designs]