Private Vs. Public

Dave Killion — March 3, 2012

I think this has been hung upside down.

I’ve only blogged about state funding for the arts once before, but anyone who knows anything about libertarians would know we are opposed to it. My opposition is morality-based, in that I don’t think you should be forced to pay for even ‘great’ art like Voice of Fire (above), but it’s also good to point out how needless state support is. Exhibit A; Kickstarter –

“Kickstarter is having an amazing year, even by the standards of other white hot Web startup companies, and more is yet to come.

One of the company’s three co-founders, Yancey Strickler, said that Kickstarter is on track to distribute over $150 million dollars to its users’ projects in 2012, or more than entire fiscal year 2012 budget for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), which was $146 million.”

I’m not surprised at this in the least,because I, too, have pledged to a project in Kickstarter. Thanks to me, and over 1400 people like me, you will soon be able to watch “Fracknation”. And if you don’t like the look of it, you won’t have to pay a nickel to not see it. Which is more than you can say for Voice of Fire.


David says

Dave: It’s cool that you blogged about this as I have been thinking about the exact same thing lately. Kickstarter is amazing!

— March 4, 2012

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