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Self-Perpetuating Statist Surplus

Thursday’s Washington Post includes a story by arts reporter Jacqueline Trescott reporting on how local arts organizations are thrilled to receive $50,000 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the so-called “stimulus” package. In the story’s very last paragraph, Trescott revealed: “Nina Ozlu Tunceli, chief counsel of government and public affairs for the Americans for the Arts, said the $50,000 the organization received would support two positions.”

How convenient that is: the NEA is granting money to a group which strongly advocates higher funding for the NEA.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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