consumerism the Grateful Dead actually is today for an entire ecosystem is built upon the hippie ideals of the 60s? Not judging...I love the Grateful Dead and what they've built does deserve compensation, but there's no way you CAN'T compare the business model to Jimmy Buffett's Parrothead movement in terms of marketing reach. The only thing the Grateful Dead is missing is a chain of Margaritaville-style stores located in prime retail spots in every tourist city in America.
“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”
John Maynard Keynes
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”