Economics editor: Classical music ‘refutes the demand of neoliberals for us to be acquisitive, selfish individuals’Uncategorized
Paul Mason, economics editor of Channel 4, studied music in Sheffield in the late 1970s. Here’s his considered view on what it does to us:
‘Music – I mean the classical music I studied – taught me above all: no act of imagination is futile. Music is the imagination running wild, through a landscape that is only colour and emotion. Its mere existence refutes the demand of the neoliberals for us to be acquisitive, selfish individuals.’
Not bad. Not bad at all.