The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111033   Message #2334943
Posted By: Nick
07-May-08 - 11:24 AM
Thread Name: Money v Folk
Subject: RE: Money v Folk
Another wind up thread, I sense.

But selling your labour is pretty basic to western capitalism. If the labour you have to sell is based on singing folk songs it seems reasonable to earn money from it. As reasonable as anything else.

Otherwise things like teaching people a language - or maths - or doing many things would also have no value.

People are not selling folk music they are selling their performance of it and that's what you are paying for - in the same way that if you sell services you are NOT selling the lamguage but profiting from it. And the basis of the system is as much as you can get for what you offer.