The Use of Subsidies in the Production of Cultural Services.

by Roger J. Vaughan

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The possible roles of subsidies provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the implications for the way in which subsidies are given out are discussed. Although a professed goal of the NEA is to make cultural activities available to more people, this is inconsistent with the funding of institutions rather than audiences. The NEA appears to treat subsidies in a way analogous with basic research funds. 11 pp. (Author)

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