Should states unjustly subsidize religious organizations—or unjustly discriminate against them? That is a conundrum facing the Supreme Court as religion-friendly Neil Gorsuch joins that body. Continue reading “Subsidies for Jesus and the Supreme Court’s Conundrum”
If the federal government did not fund art, there would be no art, right? Obviously no one believes that.
American households regularly spend an average of two to three thousand dollars per year on entertainment, or around 5 percent of household spending. This includes spending on things like pets and sporting events, which aren’t art (if you believe Maryl Streep), as well as on arts including television programs, movies, and music. North Americans (mostly in the United States) spent more than $11 billion in 2016 on movies at the box office alone.
But to hear some people tell it, America’s artistic landscape would be devastated if the federal government did not subsidize the arts. Continue reading “Why the Federal Government Should Not Fund Art”
If Congress adopts Trump’s budget proposals, it will cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). That would be horrible for artists, right? Not all artists think so. Continue reading “Nix Government Arts Funding, Says Artist and Gallery Owner Quent Cordair”