November 21, 2008

Seems Interesting

I'd love to attend.

My position on the matter? The framing of the question missed the point. The source of all ethics is human, so both art and equities are interchangeable and outside the question of ethics.

Maybe the question is framed better as: does art or the stock market favor humanity's dark side?* Something like that.

Check this out:

I guess it's all about the behavior we encourage from one another, isn't it?

*Update: Old news recently snatched back fro the memory hole:

It is becoming an increasingly obvious fact of economic history that the development of economic systems which concentrate on the common good depends on a determinate ethical system, which in turn can be born and sustained only by strong religious convictions. Conversely, it has also become obvious that the decline of such discipline can actually cause the laws of the market to collapse.

-Pope Benedict XVI, 1985.

I don't know about the stock market, but the art world is spectacularly disadvantaged in this regard.

Posted by Dennis at November 21, 2008 12:47 AM

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