Things are moving just a little too fast. For the most part things are moving a little too slow. Maybe for every step too fast something has to get slower to compensate. It trickles down.
One site dies, another shady site pops up to take its place. One site sticks with it only to be beat out when all the talent jumps ship for the next best shady place to get a quick buck. It trickles down.
The magazines I freelance for are using larger images. They pay me by the image. The features look better, are more pages, and are cheaper to produce for the publication house. It trickles down.
Time Magazine bought a cover photo from a hack stock library for $100 or so. The photographer got a Time Magazine cover (which usually pays $10k) for $35. It trickles down.
Wal-Mart fired a five-year employee for using medical marijuana to treat his terminal illness.
People make more money when they whore out their charity cases.
How’s this for charity:
Buy my prints so my dog does not starve.