Monday, 28 January 2013

Two tweets

Serendipity at work I think - but Peter Ladner points out the Seattle's art scene attracts rich donors more than Vancouver's does - but at the same time our richest 1% are doing very nicely thank you

And just to make that work better - here are the two links

which points to Crosscut which observes 

"Canadian arts get far more public subsidy than ours, but an awkward amount – not enough to create excellence, but enough to discourage private donations. That funding is also unstable,"

which points to new data from StatsCan 

"The cutoff to be included in Canada's one per cent was $201,400 in 2010. That was a 37 per cent increase from where the cutoff was in the first year of the survey, $147,500 in 1982.
The data also shows the gap between the rich and poor is getting wider. In 1982, the median income of Canada's one per cent was $191,600. That was seven times higher than the $28,000 median for everybody else.
By 2010, that ratio had widened to 10 times, from $28,400 for everybody else to $283,400 for the one per cent.
The report uses 2010 constant dollars, so it's an apples-to-apples comparison. The 99 per cent of people were actually taking in much less than $28,000 in 1982, but in terms of buying power, their share is essentially the same today as it was then.

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