You know, when people make their fortunes off the misery of the rest of society, we should be able to do more than just make it difficult for these malefactors to green-wash their names.
The fact that the Louvre has removed the Sackler family name from its Oriental Antiquities wing, and artists are withdrawing from the Whitney Art Museum’s biennial art show over a board member’s business supplying tear gas used on asylum seekers.
I am not enough of an optimist to think that this is the start of something.
Instead, I see this as a marker of our impotence as a society to deal with the immorality and misdeeds of our billionaire class.
It’s their world, and we just live in in at their sufferance.