Should the government fund the arts?

With Sonny Liew winning several Eisner awards, the national conversation once again veered towards the pulling of funding for his book (which ironically can be argued made the book a raging success) and whether or not the government should fund the arts locally.
This week the Kitties gushes about Sonny’s award-winning book, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye and how awesome it is, but also take some time to level some criticism at Calvin Cheng, the main proponent that government should stop funding of the arts. But does Calvin have a point?
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