Economy

Shakespeares Need Free Markets, Too

Don't just fund the arts. Liberate them.

Mourning the Bard.

Photographer: PIOTR WITTMAN/AFP/Getty Images

With celebrations underway across the globe to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the arts are as popular as ever. And yet, in an age of government cutbacks, the inevitable grubby question arises: Do the arts provide taxpayers with value for money?

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