@planet of the apes: I realize it's really a worldwide issue, but the disc focuses more on America's problems, though I'm sure they're similar to governmental problems that other countries face.
@Jeremy: I'm glad that you didn't care about anything I had to say so much, that you responded to it.
I will say, maybe I shouldn't have said "don't make a profit off anything", but I can assure you that it's rarer than you think. I know a few label owners that need to work full-time jobs to make ends meet, and some are actually fairly well-known musicians (I'm not just talking Joe on the corner block who just started a label out of his parents' basement). Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule (I'm sure XL Recordings is banking, for one), but a lot of them are happy to break even.
Then again, it only makes sense when you think about it considering there are so many musicians and labels, that it's a rather oversaturated market. So for every XL and Matador Records that you hear about, indie labels that are successful, there are bound to be a dozen or so smaller labels that no one has ever heard of trying to make money. Which was the impetus for my original statement.
So to sum up, I'm pretty sure that it is not.