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Cecil E. Bohanon is a professor of economics at Ball State University. He obtained his B.A. from Wilmington College (Ohio) and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. He has published over 30 refereed professional articles, notes, and comments and over 100 popular articles, policy monographs, and newspaper editorials. His research interests include public choice, applied microeconomics, and economic education. He was a 2007 winner of the Stavros Teaching Award in Economics Education. In 2009 he was a Virginia Ball Fellow, directing the student-produced Emmy award-winning film Increasing the Odds. Bohanon has recently begun a bi-monthly blog-column, Once a Fortnight, through the Indiana Policy Review Foundation.