Participation in literature is a luxury

Reacting to this article about how the market for literature is unfair:

Participation in literature or for that matter, most humanities has always been a luxury because relatively few people are willing to pay for what these disciplines produce. In my opinion, it is damaging to one’s perception of the world to live a life exempt from participation in the market of voluntary exchange. The pressure keeps us honest.


Consider yourself lucky to be free from the toils of the past. Cherish the opportunities you have. Experience the world by participating in the market of voluntary exchange — welcome the challenge.