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by Don Boudreaux on March 24, 2011

in Crony Capitalism, Other People's Money, Subsidies

Here’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal:

NPR anchorman Steve Inskeep contends that “NPR’s audience keeps expanding because Americans want more than toxic political attacks” (“Liberal Bias at NPR?” March 24).

Excellent news!

So I trust that, given their successful formula for pleasing listeners and winning expansive market share, Mr. Inskeep and his NPR colleagues no longer require further subsidies from taxpayers.  All things considered, products that are genuinely valued by consumers (intensely enough to justify the costs of producing these products) survive in competitive, unsubsidized markets.  Suppliers of these products do not need to receive corporate welfare.

Donald J. Boudreaux


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