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NY Times Article on Joe Biden’s Support of the Arts

Joe Biden and the Arts: No R.B.G. but a Loyal Promoter of CultureThe former vice president has been an intermittent consumer of the arts, but cultural leaders credit him as a key source of government financial support. By Graham BowleyOct. 30, 2020, 11:21 a.m. ETJoseph R. Biden Jr. is no aesthete. Not many presidential nominees have been, though some, after a stint in the White House, have decided to take up painting — with varying degrees of success.But if Mr. Biden’s tastes run to 1967 Corvettes, Grisham novels and “Crocodile Rock,” he is, nonetheless, someone arts leaders say has always embraced the practical usefulness of the arts as an economic engine, political action trigger and community builder.Mr. Biden’s attitude is “less from a consumer point of view and more about the inspirational value and transformational value of the arts,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and chief executive of Americans

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Making Taxes Visible

In a recent New York Times editorial, Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton discussed America’s broad distaste for the institution of taxation, a phenomenon that plagues advocates of progressive taxation in this country.  Rather than addressing the historical-political underpinnings of these contemporary attitudes, they approach the issue from a design perspective.  Their conclusion?  Taxes could benefit …

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A little oasis of wisdom

A brief piece of writing like this feels like a blessing. You could unpack an eccentric little Nicholson Baker-sized diatribe about art by extrapolating on the insights from this little column in the New York Times. At the very least, I’m going to work on a long post this weekend, based my reactions to it. […]

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