actors and musicians?
90% musicians signed to a major label actually achieve a DEBT from releasing an album, I think it work out that 1 and 10 records from a major labels actually make a profit and thats for the LABEL before it gets to the artist (http://www.music-tech.com/business.php? ... m=&ucat=2&
). Most other entertainers/sportmen that get these offensively high pay contracts are a VERY small portion of the athletic community.
Also musicians getting paid less isnt gonig to solve the problem, if a band releases an album and someone buys it (Which is IF they buy it instead of download it from a torrent). I think MORE should go to the artist and not the record company that they are under, and artists should be more driven to run as much of the business side of releasing an album themselves, the resources are there.
Now as for the economy, do I think theres a problem? (stealing from Zero Puctuation) Short anwer Yes. Long answer Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
Canada is a major trade partner to the United States, so if theres a problem with their economy it will affect us. I think it just boils down to the concept that trickle-down economics and high-income tax breaks are just plain not working. It's a shame because "Low Tax" is a staple that many politicians use to get more votes, and it works for getting votes but subsidizing/cutting taxes to large companies doesnt mean it'll rain money down on everyone else. People need to see past this and choose someone who is actually going to try to work and fix the hole in a leaky bucket, rather than adding water to it.
We're in very interesting times though, I'm really wondering how the canadian and US elections turn out, and what's going to happen to us within the next 4 years.