Category Archives: Income disparity

Race to the Bottom: Cities and States Spend >$45 Billion Per Year Competing for Jobs

The Wall Street Journal published an important story on how states and communities throw money at companies via tax incentives and other gimmies in a desperate effort to win or hold jobs. These subsidies are a big drain on government budgets: Economic-development tax incentives more than tripled over the past 25 years, offsetting about 30% […]

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