Barriers to entry.

barrier to entry

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2 Responses to Barriers to entry.

  1. tudza says:

    My first set of clubs was $25. My current set was free because someone left them in their apartment when they moved and never came back for them.

    Greens fees though, that will set you back.

  2. CJT says:

    Quite a lot of music and quite a lot of art can be done with very little in the way of investment. And that’s not counting the computerized versions of each of these.

    The real resource needed is _time_.

    People who are poor tend to have less of that than everyone else. When you make minimum wage, you have to work all of the hours you can to make ends meet, and even when you’re only working 40, minimum wage work tends to be physically exhausting and soul-sucking.

    Putting in the thousands of hours needed to get really good at a hobby is hard when your job burns you out that badly.

    And the people that I know in that position tend to prioritize spending their precious free time time with friends and family.

    In the 19th century and earlier things were even worse, of course. There’s a reason a lot of the art (and science and invention) from before that period was either the product of the idle rich, or of artists hired on salary by the _really_ rich.

    Free time is a luxury that quite a lot of people don’t have.