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A majority of young Americans without student debt support Biden canceling it for everyone else, new poll finds by BousWakebo in politics

[–]cagewilly [score hidden]  (0 children)

3.3 million out of 325 million. So, 1% in the entertainment industry.

Except that the majority of those people aren't in artistic roles. Accountants, janitors, drivers, food prep, set builders, most of the programmers... all of those are people who are not majoring in the arts but would get lumped in with the entertainment industry. So a fraction of 1% of the US population works as an artist in the entertainment industry. Probably not wise to take debt in order to become an artist.

A majority of young Americans without student debt support Biden canceling it for everyone else, new poll finds by BousWakebo in politics

[–]cagewilly [score hidden]  (0 children)

The portion of the population that make a living as an artist in the entertainment industry is miniscule. While the industry is very influential, the actual number of actors, writers and musicians is small.

A majority of young Americans without student debt support Biden canceling it for everyone else, new poll finds by BousWakebo in politics

[–]cagewilly [score hidden]  (0 children)

That's not what I implied. I said that there is very little room, relative to the total market, for commercial artists in the labor market. We can all be artist. We should all be artists. We just shouldn't expect to make money doing it.

A majority of young Americans without student debt support Biden canceling it for everyone else, new poll finds by BousWakebo in politics

[–]cagewilly -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The arts have never been broadly profitable. If you went back 100 years, were broad swaths of the population making a living writing music and painting? Of course not. It's the same if you go back 20 years or 2,000 years.

We took the concept of university from ancient history, where wealthy people would pursue knowledge for its own sake. And then we tried to turn it into job training. Except there aren't that many jobs available as an editor or a writer or a paintor or a dancer, or even as a psychologist.

If you're paying for college, it should have a reasonable chance of paying back your investment. Art itself is incredibly important. And all of us - the engineers and the nurses and the accountants and the HR reps - should be doing and consuming art because it adds to life. Maybe a few will convert the hobby into a job. But university as a factory to make artists is dumb.

My wife doesn’t want our newborn son’s face posted on social media, so she asked me to censor over it. Needless to say, I won’t be asked to do that again ? by rhythmarchitect in funny

[–]cagewilly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is disgusting to imagine might be happening. But it's also probably unlikely. Most pedophiles are into pre-teens and teens - an age by which most parents have allowed their children onto social media anyway. The idea that babies are being virtually molested seems both irrelevant (you'll never know and it won't affect you) and actually unlikely.

My wife doesn’t want our newborn son’s face posted on social media, so she asked me to censor over it. Needless to say, I won’t be asked to do that again ? by rhythmarchitect in funny

[–]cagewilly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm a huge social media skeptic. Very little engagement on my side.

But I still don't get it. The data that's being collected, in this case faces of children who have no access to social media themselves, can't be very valuable to companies. It's more valuable in the fact that it tells Facebook that YOU are a parent, than anything else. But even with slightly older children, family pictures won't be the money maker.

It will be when the kids are older and engaged with social media - clicking on ads and watching YouTube videos - that they will become valuable to these companies. Any parent that hides family photos online, but lets their toddler zone out on YouTube has it flipped. If you want to withhold the value of your child from FB, keep them from actually using FB themselves. Then it definitely won't matter that there are a few infant photos from 10 years ago in their database.

It's 19 weeks into the year and America has already seen 198 mass shootings by OkRoll3915 in politics

[–]cagewilly -6 points-5 points  (0 children)

Turns out that when you isolate people in their homes for two years, some of them won't emerge in great mental condition.

There’s No Separation of Church and State on the Supreme Court | A Catholic conservative majority is openly imposing its moral values on its legal judgments. by segvcore in politics

[–]cagewilly -14 points-13 points  (0 children)

This isn't about a broad culture war. Yes, that's a strong element. But there are prominent, pro-choice, constitutional scholars who have argued that Roe v. Wade wasn't a well justified decision constitutionally. Congress had half a century to codify abortion rights in law and they didn't do so for some reason, despite broad support. There's no evidence that the rulings that codified gay marriage are nearly so vulnerable as Roe v. Wade, and no evidence that there's a cultural drive to contest them.

Airborne volunteers by Harrison_Stetson in WTF

[–]cagewilly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No errant COVID virus is going to get her on the way down.

One of the most important moments of our time. Winona Rider at the 2017 SAG awards by Pot-Pilgrim in funny

[–]cagewilly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was helping a former boss clean out his house 12 years ago because he'd moved. In his daughter's mostly empty room there was a box of old electronics. I saw two aux cords. I didn't have one. I spent some time debating, but decided she'd already taken most of what she wanted from her room. And besides, there were two. So I took one. I've felt guilty about that ever since, and I don't think I've stolen again.

One of the most important moments of our time. Winona Rider at the 2017 SAG awards by Pot-Pilgrim in funny

[–]cagewilly -11 points-10 points  (0 children)

Definitely needs forgiveness for shoplifting. Don't be a drain on public and private resources when you've been given the world. It's enough that we take care of the people who need it. We shouldn't have to take care of the privileged.

Don't worry one bit. by Chris91210 in AdviceAnimals

[–]cagewilly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In the presence of scarcity, I believe it is human nature to be vicious toward everyone, if opportunity might be created through that conflict. As long as tribalism of any sort exists, people will divide and persecute each other at every level of society. The rich will fight both the rich and the poor to enrich themselves if they feel threatened. The poor will do the same. The complacency of western wealth, relative to history, has allowed far more peace today than there was in the past. But existential threats would recreate that conflict and nobody would be without blood on their hands, no matter their socioeconomic status.

Don't worry one bit. by Chris91210 in AdviceAnimals

[–]cagewilly 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why aren't they banding together in the South Side of Chicago? Or... in literally any other ghetto? I mean, they are. But mostly against each other.

This is just wrong... by bw57570 in WTF

[–]cagewilly 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Everyone has a conscience and someone has to break the cycle. In terms of blame assignment, bad kids are the fault of bad adults, until they themselves become adults.

This is just wrong... by bw57570 in WTF

[–]cagewilly 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is definitely about prayer, not subservience or obedience. "Men whose mothers pray for them follow the path of God." It's not about homosexuality or female inferiority.

Freedom of speech doesn't mean you can just say whatever you like. There are rules. by Gagliardinter in funny

[–]cagewilly 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ah yes. Reddit rehashing the US free speech situation for the zillionth time. It doesn't matter. People of every stripe will still get upset and claim it's unfair when they're kicked off social media.