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A literary world outside the economy is an opiate of the literati. Matching readers to writers is hard work that currently employs thousands of people. These people need to buy groceries. If you starve them, they'll publicize someone else, and we'll end
We used to have a literary world where writers depended on the patronage of the rich, the Church, and the Princes for their groceries.
It wasn't a good time. It's very strange that the call to rebuild this system should come predominantly from the academic Left.