Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Senator Jeff Flake – NPR Free Rider

Paige Lavender provides us with this tidbit:
Despite voting against providing federal funding for National Public Radio while serving in the House of Representatives, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) admitted he's "an NPR listener" during an appearance on “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me” on Feb. 15.
Hey – I also free ride National Public Radio. But then I understand that such free riding is an example of the positive externalities that result from the production of public goods. The private market tends to undersupply such public goods, which is why we want the government to fund them. And yet Senator Flake chooses to vote against such funding even as he enjoys NPR?


Wallfly said...

Only if their economic reporting wasn't so lousy.

Cirze said...

He's just learned what NPR stands for?

It's a process.