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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

U.S. Gvt. Pulls Plug on Sesame Street . . . in Pakistan

“The U.S. has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of Sesame Street, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. The decision came as a Pakistani newspaper reported allegations of corruption by the local puppet theater working on the initiative.” (Washington Post)

The taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to fund it here either!

FEE Timely Classic
“What’s Wrong with Government Funding of the Arts” by Lawrence W. Reed

  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.