>Dear Feh: What a sad story. My heart bleeds for yu. Would it ever be possible >that one day artists and teachers and not ballplayers might be paid their >worth and be able to become wealthy instead of constantly being ignored and >thought of as society's necessary but underappreciated? It's time we get our >economics right and start rewarding artists for their intrinsic value to >society. I'd rather live in a country without a national sport than a country >where artists go wanting.
Hey, I don't care what athletes are paid so long as they're not paid with
public money. If high-paid athletes bug me then I don't have to go to the
ball park. When the NEA confiscates my money and gives it to an artist who
I have no interest in, I don't have a choice. Incidently, I'm against any
state funding of sports arenas, too.
If artists can't survive without public support, then good riddance. I'll
wait for artists who don't need a nanny.