Paper Prices, Perverse Incentives Of The Liberal Agenda Both On The Rise

Paper prices are on the rise and at least one magazine believes the nefarious liberal agenda is to blame.

Paper companies have been upping the cost of supplies across the board with magazine-grade stocks like coated freesheet, coated groundwood and supercalendered becoming more expensive as supply no longer exceeds demand for paper in the magazine industry. Folio: even provides a handy chart of paper prices, for those interested in seeing how costs have changed.

So what does that have to do with politics? According to conservative publication The American Spectator, everything. In a letter to 60,000 email subscribers, publisher Alfred S. Regnery asks for donations to offset the higher cost of paper brought about, somehow, by “the perverse incentives of the liberal agenda.”

After the jump, read The American Spectator‘s call to liberty.

April 28, 2010

Dear Spectator reader,

Thank you so much to those of you who have already supported our mission in response to my recent urgent appeal. We only need 200 donors to reach our goal.

But we’re not quite there yet! Please help us fill the $26,000 shortfall created by the perverse incentives of the liberal agenda. Our paper costs are rising for NEXT MONTH’S ISSUE.

You can help by joining the new E Pluribus Unum Society today. For a recurring monthly $10 donation, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of The American Spectator magazine and have more of your tax-deductiblemoney go toward the American Spectator Foundation’s cause of promoting conservative principles and journalism.

The E Pluribus Unum Society is our exclusive club for monthly donors. And get this – monthly donors CUT DOWN PAPER COSTS. We will mail you less paper and your charitable dollars will go farther!

Join the E Pluribus Unum Society Today!

Thank you again for your loyal readership and support.

Yours in liberty,

Alfred S. Regnery
The American Spectator

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