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The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business By Paul Bucheit: The average American family pays $6,000 a year in subsidies to big business. That’s over and above our payments to the big companies for energy and food and housing and health care and all our tech devices. It’s $6,000 […]

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Even if Your Team Wins, You Lose!

Why Stadium Subsidies Always Win: Q&A with J.C. Bradbury

“One of the things we often find about these stadiums,” explains Kennesaw State University economist J.C. Bradbury, is that “[politicians and supporters] always underestimate the costs and overestimate the benefits.” Indeed, as Bradbury points out, every independent analysis of subsidies for sports teams and stadiums shows that they suck money out of the local economy. […]

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Red State Socialism 2

From Campaign for Liberty Red State Socialism 2 by Norm Singleton This week, the House of Representatives takes up their version of the Farm Bill. The House bill spends $940 billion over five years, compared to the $955 billion Senate bill that passed the Senate last week. Like the Senate bill, the House bill is […]

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Pigs Get Fat on Government Farm

Here are the Pigs in the latest US House agri bill: Sushi rice- guarantees for prices increases in the price of sushi rice Catfish farmers get profit-margin insurance Crop buyers like Archer Daniels-Midland Grocers such as Supervalu Insurers like Wells Fargo The switch: dropping payments to corn growers for increases in corn insurance Revenue guarantees […]

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Even if Your Team Wins, You Lose!

Miami Dolphins and South Florida Take Notice

No More Stadium Subsidies Somebody once said sports reporters are the best writers because they have to come up with new ways to tell the same basic story over and over. If that is true, then those who cover the business of sports may be second-best. “Officials, Flying Squirrels in Stadium Talks” has been the […]

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