My friend Paul Myette, a teacher and writer, responds to my recent post about an Artist's Tax. "To me, the issue is less a tax on artists than it is a tax on things that confound capitalism -- a tax against that which cannot easily be measured," he writes.
America is fat. You've seen the numbers: we are some obese motherfuckers. But here's the thing: we're also starving. And the two things are linked. For my birthday, will you help me do something about this?