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Amanda Palmer’s free lunchism

This quote from the New Yorker’s Culture Desk sums it all up (Amanda Palmer’s Accidental Experiment with Real Communism by Joshua Clover)

How do we value that, when the market—the very mechanism that we rely upon to set value—has imploded, and most anyone can listen to a new album for free? What happens to art, be it Amanda Palmer’s or Azealia Banks’s (or Thomas Pynchon’s or Kathryn Bigelow’s), when people can get it for free without facing arrest? Or, to put it more starkly, what is the fate of art after private property is done away with? Will people keep making it? Will they keep reproducing, marketing, and distributing it?

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