Regarding arts funding debates:
The arts play a critical (and in America very neglected) role in
civilizing our citizens. Cutting off funds for elementary and high
school courses in the arts is a guaranteed way to beastialize our future
The lower the income, the less opportunity to catch the arts
out of schools, the more school funding for the poorest. And I especially
regret the lack of access of the poor to public horticulture. The more
they choose these arts, the more they will demand a richer daily
exposure to the indispensable arts of horticulture.
threatened cities like Detroit are finding it is helpful to encourage
the poor to get better physical nourishment by turning abandoned land
into urban farms.