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Public Money and Art

We’ve been playing the “How I envy the Brits” game for such a long time – aren’t they lucky. All that government money. I’ve played it too. In this recent example in The Washington Post, it’s  “How I envy the Canadians”. Well, here’s a great story from Hyperallergic to make you […]

Fear No Markets!

“Markets make us less moral”. That was the conclusion of a German study referenced here ( ) at Discover Magazine online. By all means read the article – it’s short – but here’s the gist: participants were offered the chance to “sell” the life of a mouse for a fixed […]

Thoughts on Nonprofit Business Entities

From Scott Chamberlain, August 2015: “For a nonprofit, mission trumps all else. Once the mission is secure, an arts organization can look at three additional layers of sustainability: financial, organizational, and programmatic. Financial sustainability is marked by the ability to generate resources to meet the needs of the present without […]

The Rich Get Richer

“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself, for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come […]