Higher Education

Jonathan Small | July 1, 2016

Free Market Friday: Lower-cost college

Jonathan Small

American consumers have come to expect lower cost and higher quality (think of that miraculous-yet-affordable supercomputer you’re carrying around in your pocket).

This week the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, the 1889 Institute, and former Gov. Frank Keating kicked off a conversation meant to bring the lower cost/higher quality dynamic to one place it is conspicuously lacking – higher education.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

Read our ideas for lower-cost, not higher-cost, college here.

Jonathan Small President

Jonathan Small


Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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