Island Life by David Slack

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Island Life: Creative Accounting

8 Responses

  • dc_red,

    Tax is theft, David. ;-)

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • ConorJoe,

    elite arts get some money.
    yeah, nice one.
    window dressing.

    EastCoast • Since Sep 2008 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    And all these years I thought it was a tax collector in the legend of Jesse James.

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • MikeE,

    Heh,

    I thought you were describing the process of taxation there. ....

    That although welfare is nice, it must first be robbed, in order to be given...

    Jesse James is the Government, all nice when he is giving you something, but not nice if you have to pay for it.

    Washington DC • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    capitalism is theft..

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    A tutu Brutus?

    Reading now from the budget: Creative New Zealand gets an extra $7.1 million over the next four years, the Royal New Zealand Ballet an extra $3.4 million over the same period.
    ...do either of you enjoy cycling?

    Cycle de Soleil anyone?

    yrs
    Onya Bykke

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews,

    A dissenting view, from those who care about the visual arts:

    http://overthenet.blogspot.com/2009/05/creative.html

    In the spirit of the directly above, I should say that they won't have a Barr of it. Er, as you were ...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    I expect the current government thinks of the visual arts as purely a commercial matter. Private galleries sell art to people of money. Why should the government interfere in a healthy market?

    And so on.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

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