April 7, 2006

Good and Plenty: The Creative Successes of American Arts Funding

  • Tyler Cowen

    Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University

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Americans typically either want to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts, or they believe that public arts funding should be dramatically increased because the arts cannot survive in the free market. It would take a lover of the arts who is also a libertarian economist to bridge such a gap. Enter Tyler Cowen. In this book he argues why the U.S. way of funding the arts, while largely indirect, results not in the terrible and the small but in Good and Plenty--and how it could result in even more and better.