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MatthewH
09-08-2010, 10:13 PM
Hi all,

Some of you might be interested in a piece I just wrote for Music Think Tank, talking about how musicians are paid, technology, "ethics" and a whole bunch of other shit:

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/how-are-we-gonna-pay-these-musicians.html

I'm writing for a fairly mainstream audience, so you'll have to forgive that I use the very non-Dissensus Blur for a few examples.

If you had any thoughts, I'd love to hear em.

Matthew

MatthewH
19-08-2010, 03:42 PM
Kinda surprised nobody's commented on this one. Seemed pretty Dissensian.

Gues it's one of those things that could go into Music, Thought, Politics or Technology, depending on your take on it.

bob effect
19-08-2010, 06:15 PM
Why is option 3 "socialism"? Is that what you equate socialism as: everyone gets paid the same regardless of the quality of the work?

MatthewH
19-08-2010, 06:20 PM
Well, "socialism" is whatever you make of it, but it seems that's the closest to "from each according to ability to each according to need".

I'm not necessarily saying it's a good thing or whatever, but if people are going to bandy about the word "socialism" - as they do - they should at least use the term correctly.