I've been a long time listener to your Economic Updates and I've been curious to ask you about something that relates personally to me. What would fields like editorial illustration look like in a socialist economy? Would the artisan be considered among the group of workers? It's the illustrator and the art director/creative director's combined efforts that decide the look of a magazine/book ext. Even with media moving towards digital, there will always be a need for imagery, but the illustrator has moved from in-house to on-call freelance (if they are lucky enough). Democratic socialism is based on the majority vote, and illustrators are an economic minority. Will working artists receive a better quality of life than we see now?
The Role of Working Artists in Democratic Socialism
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