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Crayola Lincoln Logs by flickr user laffy4k It’s not given to every government to define creativity, much less to avail of creative methods, backed by rigorous standards and statistics, for tweaking that definition when necessary. Britain can show the way in both respects. As explained...
Loose Change 2 by flickr user jswieringa The arts can speak to a nation’s soul, but how about its wallet? For the first time, details about the arts’ contribution to overall economic activity, the number of people employed in specific industries, and how much they earn will be available...
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, recently announced that goods and services sold to tourists and travelers reached $814 billion in 2011. Travel and tourism, it should be noted, is not a unique economic industry. Rather, it consists of the share of output...
No Cash Value courtesy of flickr user bigcityal Arts and cultural organizations are long accustomed to referring to artworks as “assets”---but what about the U.S. government? Apart from the NEA and other cultural agencies, the deliberate use of this term to connote artistic value is not...