by Jeffrey A. Tucker
The American Institute for Economic Research
What’s closed in the arts? Nearly everything. Unless you want to switch on your laptop. Otherwise forget it. Hardly anyone is being paid for live performance of anything. Many volunteer choirs are banned from rehearsing.
No, a fundamentalist totalitarian cult has not taken over. Something else has happened.
Let’s look at the carnage, starting with my memories of the dawn of this disaster.
The two people sitting next to me in the bar at the train station were despondent. They worked on Broadway. One was an instrumental musician and the other a singer. They had just received word that Broadway was shutting down – forced closed by the governor.