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Re: “Federal and state agencies don't want skatepark under highway ramps

Wait, didn't Mount Pleasant just build Waterfront Park directly under the Cooper River Bridge?…

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Posted by lazyfair on April 12, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Home Grown unites local electronic music lovers

Because in this time of strained public resources, the absolutely most beneficial thing for police to be worried about 2am is harassing a bunch of fashionistas and ravers getting their groove on.

Posted by lazyfair on March 28, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Charleston can't thrive if we expect everything for free

"My point is simply that people need to learn they they must PAY for something they want - be it music, or visual art, or fashion or anything else."

That really is the bottom line - and a great one. I give money to street performers, not because I feel sorry for them, but because I value living in a city with street performing and enjoy the experience when walking downtown. The things you fund last; the things you don't fund go away.

Posted by lazyfair on April 21, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Charleston can't thrive if we expect everything for free

Bran, there's nothing simple about the complex emergent phenomenon that is an economy. It may be impossible for any one person to grasp all of the variables, but that doesn't mean they are not accounted for through the pattern of exchanges. The myriad of variables of which you speak are not unique to Charleston or the artistic community; they have in fact been studied and expanded upon ratherly deeply in both the economics and cultural studies literature.

Also, a good or service's worth/value is not determined by the amount of labor one puts into it - but by the subjective valuations of the end user. If you spend 3 years working on a sculpture that no one wants, you are not owed 3 years compensation. You just end up with a labor intensive sculpture for your own personal enjoyment.

Posted by lazyfair on April 21, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Charleston can't thrive if we expect everything for free

Supply and demand. There is no shortage of people who want to get paid for writing, drawing, modeling, or setting up funky playlists on iTunes. But in a world of scarce resources, demand for such people will inevitably fall short of supply - resulting in fierce price competition. In such an environment - where the majority of market participants will be pushed out over time- even *access* to potential paying patronage is due compensation. And while this may be an unfortunate experience for those struggling, such a competitve environment will result in a higher caliber product- as can be seen in Charleston's fantastic artists.

Posted by lazyfair on April 21, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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