Wait! From the Department of Maybe Good News. . .

But maybe not so bad everywhere? For everyone? Better ways than others to go about things?

The Creative Class is Alive!
(Again, think Daniel Pink)

Metropolitan Opera Gathers Record Donations

Hurray for Brazilian Millionaires!


About jchall1960

I'm the instructor for FA 200, Introduction to the Arts at the University of Alabama
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One Response to Wait! From the Department of Maybe Good News. . .

  1. I found that the article “the Creative Class is Alive!” was particularly interesting. I would have thought that since the government is decreasing the opportunities for students to become active in the arts, that society would follow this lack of care for it as well. Fortunately, the article clarifies that this is not the case. Somehow through the economic crisis that the United States is currently experiencing, wages for arts and media experts rose by 31.5 percent! Workers in creative fields luckily were given almost three million jobs between 2001 through 2010. We learn that workers in non-creative fields have not been so fortunate. The article states that “In the first half of 2009, when national unemployment was at 8.7 percent, creative class unemployment was about half that level (4.4 percent).” I found this article very inspiring because it had fresh ideas. Maybe more students should put down the five hundred pound economics textbook and pick up a paint brush in order to achieve greater financial well-being.

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