Economic Hard Times May Be Good For Art Commentator Andrei Codrescu reflects on how artists respond to the economic slowdown. He goes through the decades and examines when the best art has been made. He concludes that hard times make good art.
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Economic Hard Times May Be Good For Art

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MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

As our nation puts people to work, digging us out of the economic hole we're in, commentator Andrei Codrescu notes not everyone will be out breaking a sweat.

ANDREI CODRESCU: So it's art's time in America again because everybody's broke, and if everybody gets a hard hat, we should get one too, to dodge, hopefully, what the citizens will be hurling at us.

BLOCK: Poet Andrei Codrescu.

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