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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. 



Latest Posts

Free Market Friday: Focusing the special session

Here we are, preparing for a special legislative session (at $30,000 per day) to maintain total government spending levels while the state is in a recession compared to 2014. Some are focused only on ...

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Free Market Friday: Course choice is here

Should every Oklahoma high school student have access to a calculus class, or Mandarin Chinese, or Latin? With the school year underway and the Legislature considering a budget-focused special session...

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The Unfinished Business of Criminal Justice Reform

By Jonathan Small When Oklahoma voters approved State Questions 780 and 781 in 2016, they made themselves perfectly clear: Criminal justice reform is a top priority for Oklahoma. The success of thes...

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Reporting the News Fairly?

Last year Americans’ trust in the news media “to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly” fell to its lowest level in Gallup polling history. The problem is especially acute among Republicans: O...

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Free Market Friday: Equivalent evils

In 2009, as the Oklahoma Legislature was considering a resolution commending a local rock band, a member of that band caused a controversy when he appeared in the gallery wearing a shirt bearing the h...

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