corporate incentives

We subsidized it

August 31, 2012 - The Romney campaign had a strangely inapt group of messengers promote the theme of Ayn Rand-style entrepreneurship at the Republican Convention: GOP governors who have presided over deals in which huge sums of taxpayer money have been handed over to large corporations.

Time for a new debate about business success

July 30, 2012 - In debating what it takes to succeed in business, President Obama and Mitt Romney talk as if we were still in an early 19th Century economy of small enterprises. But with megacorporations dominating American commerce, it's time to talk about tightening state corporation laws -- or replacing them entirely with a federal chartering system.

The Corporate Give-Away Game

September 7, 2005 - You don't hear much about it, but one of the biggest policy issues at the local level is corporate development subsidies -- the $50 billion state and local governments spend each year to entice business to relocate or expand in their area.

CEO Greed: Bad for Business

July 27, 2005 - There's been a small flurry of stories lately about skyrocketing pay among corporate execs. The New York Times, for example, recently reported that the average corporate CEO made $9.84 million in 2004. You can find out more about the issue here.