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A Sense of Proportion . . .

No re-blog today—I’ve known about something and seen a rational article about it—there needs to be a heightened awareness from Readers, Writers, and Publishers (it also needs action, though most of us, individually, couldn’t muster what’s necessary). National Endowment for the Arts

There are three organizations that are vital for my country’s future (I’m hoping that folks not from the U. S. A. will leave a comment if they’re aware of parallel organizations in their own countries...).

These organizations are in danger of having their funding cut…

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

The rational article about the threat to these organizations is from Melville House and it’s called, What Cuts at the NEA, NEH, and CPB Will Mean for Humanities, Journalism and Arts in America.

Just a few excerpts (to help you decide to go read the full article…):

“The money that gets allotted to these groups is a drop in the giant bucket that is the annual US budget.”

“…if you make $50,000 a year, spending the equivalent of what the government spends on these three programs would be like spending less than $10.”

“…these cuts ‘should alarm every American who has ever used a library, visited a museum, attended a college or university, watched public television, or listened to a public radio station.’”

I, personally, am hoping and praying these institutions can retain their funding………
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7 responses to “A Sense of Proportion . . .

  1. Jane Watson January 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Cuts are happening in Australia as well…



  2. martinaseveckepohlen January 29, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Cuts are happening in Germany as well. The question put to the people is always “Do we Need languages, philosophy, the arts?” And the practically minded voters agree that economy and just a little bit of engeneering is much more useful …

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  3. Alexander M Zoltai January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Thank you for jumping in with your situation down under, Jane…


  4. Alexander M Zoltai January 29, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Such a Shame, Martina, when language is what makes economy and engineering possible…


  5. dgkaye January 30, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    It seems like so many countries are in a sorry state with cutbacks Alex. I live in good old Canada where the squeeze is on in so many departments. We do have free healthcare, but our province in particular has made so many cutbacks in the medical system that it has severely affected our hospital system and severe nursing shortage. Not to mention the cost of living here in Toronto is through the roof. Oh, don’t get me started. :)


  6. Alexander M Zoltai January 30, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Our poor Sick world is reaching a major crisis that’s been a long time coming…

    Though I Know, even though it will be extremely different, a new World is being Born…

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  7. dgkaye January 31, 2017 at 10:05 am

    That seems to be the word Alex. :)


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