Cronyism (page 10)

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    Interview on film incentives

    I was interviewed yesterday on Lockwood Phillips’ Viewpoints radio to discuss my Spotlight report on film incentives and my Policy Report on Carolina Cronyism. Those interested can find the interview here. Speaking of film incentives, I learned yesterday that Louisiana, the prime mover and…
    Jon Sanders, July 20, 2012
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    Say no to corporate welfare going nuclear

    My newsletter this week asks the following: It’s bad enough to raise the price of electricity on the poor for the highly dubious benefit of necessary cronyism for green energy. What do you call raising the price of electricity on the poor for nothing?…
    Jon Sanders, May 24, 2012
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    Beware “creative financing” when taxpayers are on the hook

    The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups. Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson…
    Jon Sanders, March 26, 2012
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    When the rich are cronies of government: Louisiana Sugar Bowl

    Why is there a Tea Party? Why do people clamor for fewer government perks, often to no avail? Chad Rogers, publisher of a news website in Louisiana ( cut right to the chase in a radio interview this week, and I wanted to share the clip—one which I…
    Fergus Hodgson, January 10, 2012