Thursday, May 03, 2007

wow

from isaac

http://parabasis.typepad.com/blog/2007/05/the_rug_removed.html

"In the United States, the NEA has a budget of $139.4
million US dollars, none of which (by law) can go to
individual artists. What does this mean in terms of
per-person spending on the arts? The United States
spends $0.47 per person, while Denmark spends $12.27
per person, which means that Denmark spends 27 times
what the US does.*** (To make the point even starker,
if we were to raise the NEA's budget to keep up with
the Danish government's budget it would come out to
something around $3.6 billion dollars) . This is
despite the fact that the US's GDP is $13.22 trillion
dollars and Denmark's GDP is $256 billion dollars"

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