Collectors are investors in competing concepts of art that are promoted by a variety of interest groups (sounds familiar). Which one are you investing your money in?
Like it or not, you are involved in the cultural scripting of art and value where, in many instances, value is growing far faster than anything that sustains it.
There are inequities - in terms of power, believability, and sustainability - between various concepts of art, their advocates' respective valuations of art, and art's cultural instrumentality.
Where are the bubbles, and which ones are most worrisome?
Give it some thought.