The Mercatus Center, a unit of George Mason University, the go-to university for right-wing thinking on law and economics, is touting a report by Arkansas academics that says Arkansas government has it all wrong — too much spending.
The study comes from our own leading right-wing economists, Jeremy Horpedahl and Jacon Bundrick of UCA, who work in an ideologically oriented research unit built on Koch contributions and other financiers that then-University President Tom Courtway refused to identify. They are reliable cheerleaders of the notion that government is too expensive and taxes too burdensome
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Their latest effort says Arkansas has higher spending per capita than border states.
Their premise is that government has grown without providing more services. Example cited in news release:
Education transfers have increased dramatically and constitute a relatively large portion of the budget. Arkansas’s education expenditures jumped from $1,206 per capita in 1992 to…
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