This morning, Maria Miller gave her first speech on the arts after seven months in post as Culture Secretary. She's come out good and clear as seeing the arts in almost exclusively econometric terms. The piece tries to think through the limits of that.
Our Press Office at Royal Holloway suggested I write something about it that they'd try to place. To be honest, I thought they'd just send it round a few press agencies and it might end up being quoted in a couple of places. Instead it's been published on the Guardian website and is getting some good traction with retweets and links.
You can read it here. I should also say, I have no idea what the Culture Professionals Network is. If anyone know, do email or tweet me at the usual addresses.