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Scarcity of Attention and Elitism – “Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist” – Tyler Cowen

August 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Art, Criticism, Culture, Economics

We must ignore the carping of the sophisticates. Well-educated critics may claim that pictures cannot be ranked, value is multidimensional or subjective, or that such talk, represents a totalising, colonising, possessive, post-capitalist, hegemonic Western imperialist approach. All of those missives are beside the point.

When it comes to the arts, dealing with the scarcity of our attention is more important than anything, including respecting the artists.

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