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Review of Good and Plenty: The Creative Success of American Arts Funding by Tyler Cowen

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07/30/2014Shawn Ritenour

Volume 10, No. 2 (Summer 2007)

 

Tyler Cowen has two great aims in his new book on government arts funding. One is to explain the distinctions between what he calls the aesthetic perspective and the economic perspective. The other is to argue that the American system of indirect state subsidizing of the arts is superior to direct subsidy programs like those popular in Europe and Canada. The reader will come away from Cowen's book with some good insights despite a number of errors and claims not sufficiently supported.

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Ritenour, Shawn. "Review of Good and Plenty: The Creative Success of American Arts Funding by Tyler Cowen." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 10, No. 2 (Summer 2007): 93–95.

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