Nations should suspend government funding for
the arts when significant numbers of their citizens
are hungry or unemployed.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to
which you agree or disagree with the
recommendation and explain your reasoning for the
position you take. In developing and supporting your
position, describe specific circumstances in which
adopting the recommendation would or would not be
advantageous and explain how these examples shape
The speaker asserts that the countries should discontinue government funding for the arts when significant numbers of their citizens are hungry or unemployed. From my perspective, the statement raises valid points, while it is too extreme because the art industry is also significant and may be conducive to the alleviation of the starvation or unemployment in some aspects.
For starters, we shall admit that it may be proper for the nations, especially the impoverished countries, to suspend the financial support to the arts when the starvation and unemployment is extremely severe throughout the country. Because the physiological needs is the basis of people’s lives. For example, in the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the physiological needs like eating and drinking water is at the bottom. Without these basic needs being satisfied, we are not likely to realize the higher ones, such as the belonging and esteem. Moreover, if the government arbitrarily allocates numerous funds to the arts while leaving the problem of starvation and unemployment unresolved, it may engender the resistance from the citizens and even turbulence throughout the whole country. Therefore, some nations should primly focus on tackling the severe hungry or unemployment rather than patronize the arts.
However, never can we take the statement to the extreme. Sometimes the nations do not need to entirely suspend the government funds for the arts. Instead, they can allocate some funds to the arts circumstantially because the art industry may be conducive to the development of economy. For instance, Bollywood, the biggest film confirm in India, creates dramatic profits every year and dominates the economic system in India. It pays numerous taxes annually, which can be used to the improvement of infrastructure, such as the schools and hospitals as well as food supply. In America, a country famous for its blockbuster movies like the Avengers and Avatar, the contribution of the art industry to the whole GDP is almost 5%, which means that it brings about enormous financial benefits and a myriad of job opportunities. Therefore, considering that it is beneficial to stimulate the economic and deal with the starvation and joblessness, discontinuing the subsidy to the art industry may aggravate these problems.
In addition, the arts have a myriad of benefits other than stimulating economic. First, the arts can stimulate psychological needs which also need to be satisfied as shown in the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. For example, during the wartime in China, the government patronized the song named Match of the Volunteers, which gave the citizens hope and dramatically assuaged people during that period. Secondly, the patronage to the arts may motivate the development of many other industries. For instance, if the government decides to establish an art museum, many other industries might be involved in. The surrounding facilities like the public transportation and the restaurants nearby will be built at the same time. Hence, the arts have many unexpectedly benefits, so it is hasty to entirely suspend the government funds to them.
Overall, it might be true that it is proper for the governments to discontinue the endowment to the arts when the hungry and unemployment is quite severe. But for the sake of a long-term development, the arts cannot be neglected on account of its benefits to economics, psychological needs and other industries.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, hence, however, if, may, moreover, second, secondly, so, therefore, well, while, for example, for instance, in addition, such as, as well as
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 19.5258426966 113% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 19.0 12.4196629213 153% => OK
Conjunction : 20.0 14.8657303371 135% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 11.3162921348 115% => OK
Pronoun: 26.0 33.0505617978 79% => OK
Preposition: 61.0 58.6224719101 104% => OK
Nominalization: 30.0 12.9106741573 232% => Less nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2938.0 2235.4752809 131% => OK
No of words: 545.0 442.535393258 123% => OK
Chars per words: 5.39082568807 5.05705443957 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.83169070408 4.55969084622 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.12064945038 2.79657885939 112% => OK
Unique words: 257.0 215.323595506 119% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.471559633028 0.4932671777 96% => OK
syllable_count: 910.8 704.065955056 129% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 13.0 4.99550561798 260% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 8.0 4.38483146067 182% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 24.0 20.2370786517 119% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 52.687215796 60.3974514979 87% => OK
Chars per sentence: 122.416666667 118.986275619 103% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.7083333333 23.4991977007 97% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.58333333333 5.21951772744 126% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 7.80617977528 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 13.0 10.2758426966 127% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 5.13820224719 136% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.231894047551 0.243740707755 95% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0705050652305 0.0831039109588 85% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0750678779673 0.0758088955206 99% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.148479477455 0.150359130593 99% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0446315075497 0.0667264976115 67% => OK
automated_readability_index: 15.3 14.1392134831 108% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 40.69 48.8420337079 83% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.1 12.1743820225 108% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.28 12.1639044944 117% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.99 8.38706741573 107% => OK
difficult_words: 147.0 100.480337079 146% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.0 11.8971910112 126% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.2143820225 96% => OK
text_standard: 15.0 11.7820224719 127% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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