Crowdfunding for the Public Good Is Evil
about 2 years ago
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"In a new study, Daren Brabham, an assistant professor and crowdsourcing consultant at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, compared the language used in the press to describe crowdfunding with the rhetoric of politicians who support cutting funding to “superfluous” programs in areas like the arts. He noticed a disconcerting amount of overlap: Both were chock-full of buzzwords like empowerment, bootstrapping, and efficiency. “If you want to cut funding to something,” Brabham says, “what better way is there than to point to a Kickstarter that made it and say, ‘If the people really want it, they’ll pay for it’?”"
yeah... but that's a dodge
"If people really wanted it, they would pay" — makes sense, but what about taxes that were already paid to finance that?
that's the original implied message. The sad part is - it is steel grin of slow feudalisation which drags us here and there, and there is no visible way to stop/prevent/reverse it granted the public is mostly sheeple without spine.
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