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Politicians Cannot Keep Up With Dynamic Economy

Subsidies for a handful, costs for everyone else

Subsidies for a handful, costs for everyone else more

In the Battle for Jobs, Subsidy Programs Shoot Blanks

More subsidies won’t improve economy

… new Michigan taxpayer subsidies to certain businesses. "But … more

Targeted Business Subsidies vs. Broad Tax Relief

State lawmakers think subsidies improve the economy more

… two new programs to subsidize businesses, promising … happened with state subsidies. And even then, that … in old business tax subsidies and the $170.9 million in new subsidies approved in the budget, … more

Michigan Chamber CEO Blasts Film Subsidies as a 'Boondoggle'

Bill extends film subsidies indefinitely

… Studley blasted film subsidies during withering testimony … dollars spent on film subsidies would be better employed … roads. “If the Michigan film subsidies were a movie it would … altogether, allowing film subsidies to continue on a permanent … more

So Long Film Subsidies

Other 'economic development' programs should be next

… grants, battery plant subsidies, matching fund grants, … more

Memo to Reporters: Follow the Money!

On Hollywood subsidies

… Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad … Idea Super Subsidies Housing … Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz' Cost … more

Michigan Crushes Korea in Corporate Welfare Handouts

Nearly $9 billion in crony-capitalism subsidies

… criticized government subsidies that South Korean … $673.9 million in direct subsidies to the chaebol. That … nearly $9 billion in subsidies to corporate interests, … more

Electric Vehicle Battery Subsidy Failures Evident Early On

Former Gov. Granholm defends her policies in Detroit Free Press article

… credits and direct subsidies to four companies — … also voted for the subsidies. "This is why … more

Hey! Is that Brad Pitt in the Frozen Food Aisle?

Almost every argument in favor of film subsidies is wrong

… terminate the state's subsidies to film producers . ForTheRecord … So apparently film subsidies had nothing to do … says: State film subsidies mostly go to Hollywood … have also received subsidies from other states). … more

Star Struck: Why States Chase the Film Industry with Subsidies

While economists on the right and the left say they shouldn't

… study on state film subsidies four years ago when … was that “state film subsidies are costly to states … opinion of state film subsidies hadn’t changed. The … existence Michigan’s film subsidies have cost about a … more

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