Mudcat Café message #962325 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59921   Message #962325
Posted By: Strick
30-May-03 - 10:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: Conservative, Liberal, or Human Being?
Subject: RE: BS: Conservative, Liberal, or Human Being?
Sorry, I did't mean that your argument was relevant to regulating radio (though I would agree it argues for it). I was using Clear Channel as an example of how the economy is perfectly happy to arrive at a less than "good" result.

I'm tempted to morph the conversation temporarily in response to this and your point on artistic values. A very wise science fiction author once pointed out that the real basis for most economic principles is the second law of thermodynamics. Through a long convoluted argument best assessed under the influence of 4 or more beers, it's clear that that means all things, art and popular culture included, eventually settle to their lowest level.

On the other hand another wise science fiction author pointed out that 90% over everything artistic produced at any point in time is crap. That's the simplier solution but requires less beer.