film incentives (page 5)

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    If this is what people think of capitalism, no wonder they want something else

    Michael Tomasky, editor of the journal Democracy, has advice for those who would like fewer socialists. “Stop creating them.” Tomasky outlines a number of ways that cronies in government and business have helped one another without doing much good for the rest of society. Free market supporters from…
    Joseph Coletti, August 7, 2018
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    Daily Journal: Georgia’s movie miracle relies on special effects and spurious assumptions

    John Locke Foundation director of regulatory studies, Jon Sanders, weighs in on Georgia’s film incentives and why North Carolina should not follow suit. Time Magazine’s Aug. 6 special issue focuses on the American South. One of the articles is about Georgia’s film production incentives, entitled “How Georgia Became…
    Anna Manning, August 3, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that leaders of the UNC system and East Carolina University are rebutting rumors that Chancellor Cecil Staton’s job is in jeopardy. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal questions claims linked to Georgia’s so-called “movie miracle.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2018
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    Georgia’s crude system for calculating film incentives’ “economic impact”

    The film office simply takes the amount of spending reporting by film production companies in Georgia and multiplies it by 3.57. They've been doing it that way since 1973 but no one knows why.
    Jon Sanders, August 1, 2018
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    Corporate incentives in two minutes

    Edmund Malesky, a political science professor at Duke, and his co-author Nathan Jensen explain the failure of corporate incentives and their continued popularity for politicians in this brief video. Short answer: incentive offers are a way for politicians to show they care and they are trying, like most government programs.
    Joseph Coletti, June 26, 2018
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    State Budget 2018: Film Grants

    John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders weighs in on North Carolina’s film grant program and proposals for the program in the 2018 State Budget bill. The good news is that the program will not be expanded overall, but the bad news is that it will not be reduced or cut…
    Anna Manning, June 1, 2018
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    Proposed budget would make film grants bigger, easier to get

    The new state budget would not expand the state's overall film grant program this year. But it would not reduce or end the state's film grant program, either.
    Jon Sanders, May 29, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina was the first state to lose an incumbent congressman in a 2018 primary election. Eight incumbent legislators also lost primary contests. Rick Henderson assesses these and other results in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders compares North Carolina to its neighbors when…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2018