Originally Posted by annettemarie
Your babies are adorable.
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It amazes me anew each day the hypocracy that is so ripe in politics. I'll admit I'm making assumptions about Matt Dean. I'm assuming that, as a Republican, he is supportive of a supply & demand economy. For him to then attack an entrepreneur (isn't that what authors are, after all) for *stealing* money is laughable. How did he steal it? By charging a fee for his time.
Sure, Neil Gaiman did donate the money to charity. But that's not the point. We *should* care if he then used the money for toilet paper--- it was his. He provided a service, he was paid. No thievery there. The service he provided was not a necessary one, he does not have a monopoly, he did not beg or threaten to get it.
So, in Matt Dean's world are ideas worthless? Is time of an individual all to be given to the state without payment? Because if that is what he believes, then I understand his issue.