Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NPR

In light of the flap over Juan Williams, people are calling for an end to government funding for NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. I would believe in ending such government funding even if NPR agreed with me on everything. I do not see why taxpayers should be made to subsidize radio, particularly NPR, since subsidies for NPR redistribute wealth to the already wealthy. At least we do not fund broadcasting through the same sharply regressive taxation used in some other countries.

1 comment:

Aardvark said...

At least we don't have the BBC which charges a mandatory licence fee of £145.50 a year.