Great perspective—thanks for sharing it! The points you raise resonate with many of the issues that shaped our presidential election. (And I suspect these same conditions contributed in part to Brexit.)
Artists—political or otherwise—have always faced a tension between having the vision and having the resources to make art. I often think back to an artist I knew in college who lived the bohemian life I had fantasized about as a kid. One day he mentioned casually, “I wish I had a washing machine.”
Thanks for reading and responding!