I'm a musician and my Facebook page was PAPERED with this article today from friends.
It's sad but true.
I write. Not so much anymore since nobody pays.
I went back to my photography. Nobody pays and it's even more money out of your pocket for all the equipment, time, effort, travel.
When people ask me if they can use my work for some project and tell me just think of the exposure. I tell them exposure does't pay the mortgage.
And that's when the fuckers usually end up stealing my work.
There was a better article about how economists have finally realized a little inflation (caused by higher priced imports) would actually be good for the economy. Years overdue, but at least there is some movement among this doltish conservative ideologues who are the nation's economists.