H/T Cafe Glover. Thanks, sister!
Evidently, Joshua Bell, a world-renowned violinist, and the Washington Post decided to try an experiment. Bell would don the attire and demeanor of a street musician and play for 45 minutes in the L'Enfant subway station in Washington, DC. On a 1713 Stradivarius. He would see who would stop to listen, and see how much money landed in his case.
I can hardly think of a better comment on our culture.