Tennessee Pork BBQ


The Beacon Center of Tennessee has been retooling the decades-old free-market conservative think tank model. Armed with a new name, logo and strategic shift from paper-writing to storytelling, Justin Owen and his merry band of Volunteer State freedom fighters have been sparking the debate in a multi-front offensive against a culture of overspending and higher taxes.

This year, Beacon released it’s 8th Annual Pork Report, tracking and exposing nearly a half billion dollars of waste in state and local governments. From Hollywood film credits to taxpayer-funded parties, the report provided a stockpile of ammunition for grassroots groups, editors and talk show hosts.

Churchill designer Drew Phillips serves up the study’s salient highlights with this infographic.