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what they should do is invent a new currency that's only allowed be used for transactions for art-related items, and all transactions in this currency would be treated as tax free.
 

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what they should do is invent a new currency that's only allowed be used for transactions for art-related items, and all transactions in this currency would be treated as tax free.

five minutes in, you have a conceptualist who says that the entire world is their artwork, and so whatever they buy with the currency is, ipso facto, art-related
 

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They should only be allowed to create state-approved art. It's the only way to be fair to the taxpayer.
Good joke comrade but consider the following work in progress:

Legal Preamble:
To prevent hobbyists and undemocratic political propagandizing we first agree that all art should, by definition, be:

a) profit making and
b) opt-in for the consumer.

Our idea:

Everyone agrees that they like art, but few agree what great art is composed of. This is what thought leaders call the perception gap, also known as the Problems of Reviewing expressioN (PORN); you may know it through the common phrase "I know it when I see it."

Our recommendation is for a review group who will come up with measurable KPI targets that artists must meet in order to qualify for the basic income.

The method:

1) A website will be launched where public groups (local councils likely) use their yearly budget to commission artists to create, eg. a new sculpture or a public poem, which is then put on the online marketplace.

2) Artists will access the marketplace through an online portal and bid against each other for the rights make the art, driving down the price and ensuring the art is created in the most financially efficient manner.

3) Once the artist is accepted they are given a results-orientated deadline to finish their art, subject to penalties of the deadline is not met.

4) The finished art is submitted through the online portal to the review group.

5) The non-partisan review group composed of a rotating board of members of the public will mark the piece of art out of 100 using the previously agreed-upon KPIs, and the artist's fee is adjusted

7) Artists are are reimbursed seamlessly straight to their bank account through Irish-owned company Stripe.

Results:
The entire system is completely democratic, based on merit, and is performance driven.

✅ Artists are happy: The more and better art the artists creates the more money they make!
✅Consumers are happy: they get the art they want, not what out-of-touch bureaucrats want.
✅ Potential for program to become profit making, see further research for some ideas

Further Research recommendations

a) Consider recording the results on the blockchain to prevent corruption by Sinn Fein.
b) IP rights are transferred to a public private investment group who will maximize potential income on the art going forward.
c) Combine (a) and (b) through an NFT sales programme? More research required on this.

Vision board Woo:

The following quotes are to be considered our lodestars and guiding lights for this project:

"Everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service." Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” - Walt Disney

“If you’re very clear to the outside world that you’re taking a long-term approach, then people can self-select in.” ~Jeff Bezos
 
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The fact that they used a quote from Walt Dinsey and Jeff Bezos has reassured me.


Is this real?
 

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My detect the joke-ometer isn't working in you today at all
please just give my post a like, it took me like an hour to write up and all i'm getting is weh wehs while Pete is swimming in likes for not even writing the meme correctly

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At first glance I thought you meant painters/decorators, but naturally you mean people like ... well, actually I don't know any well-to-do contemporary Irish artists. I wonder are there many?

Well to do artists?

There's hapes of them.
They're often the ones either born into money so they can afford not to have a job or marry into money and can afford not to have to work.

That €20k lower limit is a joke.
The whole approach is a joke.

Universal income, for everyone, by all means would be great. but some sort of arts funding scheme would always be unfair to some group, be exploited by some wankers and friends of friends in the industry would all be looked after. Not unlike that shit covid payment that there was a bit of controversy around
 

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