Re: The elephant in the room..
> I honestly don't see it as particularly fair that there is an expiry date on their professional profitability that is shorter than their lives. Imagine owning a shop, and after thirty years everything has to be sold at cost price, or is free.
That sounds about what the real world is like. If you have a small shop then YOU ARE the small shop. As soon as you go, so does the shop. Your worthless next of kin can't leech off of your success. They have to go fend for themselves (as it should be).
Why is anyone even arguing for this kind leech anyways?
The value of my labor ENDS as soon as the hour is up. Why should anyone else be any different. Why should "artists" be special?
Got kids? F*cking plan ahead and don't stick it all up your nose.