" Street Art " : Vandalism or Philanthropy ?

Title" Street Art " : Vandalism or Philanthropy ?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFunke, RD, Boxall, SF, Funke, MB, Myers, GA, Potthast, A
Corporate AuthorsAssociation of Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published08/2012
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
KeywordsArts , Historic Preservation , PUBLIC , Public Policy
AbstractOpponents of graffiti argue that “Graffiti is ugly…Graffiti is an eyesore that decreases property values, is a drain on tax dollars and makes residents feel unsafe.” Some reports indicate that Graffiti clean-up costs each taxpayer between one and three dollars annually. Free speech advocates argue that graffiti is a legitimate form of artistic self-expression and that the costs associated with graffiti removal and decreased property values are the product of social prejudice.
NotesCase from the 2012 Regional Ethics Bowl Competition © Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
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