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Hard economic times lead to tough questions about government funding: Why should government support the arts? Are the arts a worthwhile investment during hard economic times? Why can't the private sector pick up the costs? Why are state arts agencies important? This Designed for public arts leaders and advocates, "Why Should Government Support the Arts?" by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies provides answers to these questions and describes why the arts are an essential public investment.