Is NPR practicing moral hazard or am I freerider?
April 8, 2008 6:13 PM Subscribe
How much money does my local NPR station need to stop all the fundraising drives?
posted by clearlynuts to Media & Arts (35 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'd contribute to NPR, but I'd be ticked off that I still had to listen to their fundraising drives. I know, I know. The contribution is to support the content itself. But let's say that I wanted to figure out how much money to donate to my local NPR station so that they'd never have to run a fundraiser ever again.
How much money does my local station raise in a year? How much money does my local station need on hand? If I left them enough money so that they didn't need to do fundraisers, would they stop doing them altogether? Or are NPR listeners doomed to listen to donation solicitation no matter what?