Are complaints about the effects of globalisation on culture "mere" snobbery?
there is a larger point to be made, says Tyler Cowen, an economist at George Mason University. We don’t live in an either-or world. Many different types and forms of art can — and, in fact, do — peacefully coexist. Markets cater to a multiplicity of wants, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the United States. To borrow from the title of his forthcoming book, we live in a world of both good and plenty.
This is an introduction to a Richmond Fed interview with Tyler Cowen. Aside from his credentials as a reputable monetary economist, Cowen's work on culture (specifically Mexican art and ethnic dining), political philosophy, public health epidemics (i.e. Avian Flu), blogging, books (vs journals) and ethnography (biography, fieldwork and other qualitative methods) make him unique. In each of the many conversations he's involved in, his voice is respected.
If someone is eclectic, yet maintains a high standard in each aspect, (broad but deep), then they deserve your attention so download the interview here.pdf