Claim Nations should suspend government funding for the arts when significant numbers of their citizens are hungry or unemployed Reason It is inappropriate and perhaps even cruel to use public resources to fund the arts when people s basic needs are not b

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Claim: Nations should suspend government funding for the arts when significant numbers of their citizens are hungry or unemployed.
Reason: It is inappropriate—and, perhaps, even cruel—to use public resources to fund the arts when people's basic needs are not being met.

One of the most important responsibilities of every government is paying utmost attention to it people’s demands so it should devote the majority of budget on people’s basic needs. In some societies that the amount of budget is very low, the government should make an effort to provide its people with general welfare instead of spending public resources to fund the arts.

Although the arts play important role to enrich people’s culture and provide them with golden opportunity to express their fleeing, their funding should not be on top priority in some countries that suffered from economical problems. For instance, in African countries that the most proportion of people are very poor and hungry, if their governments devote their budget on rearing artists and building cinema and house opera instead of building reasonable apartments for their citizens, little by little the governments will be outraged. Because the government is expected to take people’s basic demands into account and rescue its people from bad circumstances.

In addition, the government cannot make profits by funding arts at these kinds of countries, because people who are hungry and unemployed prefer spending their time on getting job to doing luxury entertainments like going to opera houses. Therefore, paying attention to the arts and consider them at first level of nation’s goals at poor countries is inappropriate because it is equal to waste time and cost.

Furthermore, there is a wide variety of witness that proves big art projects that were implemented at poor countries failed and even lead to revolution among people. For example, the king of Iran spent the most percentage of the country budget on rebuilding one of historical places of Iran when people suffered from economical problems and paucity. He did not pay attention to people’s basic needs and tried to use public resources on holding big ceremony which was related on Iran’s history. Many Iranian people who were very poor and could not meet their rudimentary needs fight against their kings and made revolution in order to suspending government funding. Because they thought their king’s funding was injustice when they had to struggle with different kinds of economical problems.

In conclusion, taking the arts into consideration as a significant factor in order to devote budget depends on nation’s circumstances. When people would not be able to make a standard living and have to involve with economical problems, their government should consider general welfare of all people and spend the majority of budget on providing people’s demands.

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