The folly of corporate welfare

States such as North Carolina mire themselves in the muck of corporate welfare, vying to outspend other States desperately trying to attract the elusive and foolish pursuit of “jobs” by selectively doling out the public’s money.

George Leef of the Pope Center in Raleigh, North Carolina points out the folly of this political exercise in bad policy:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeleef/2015/05/15/corporate-welfare-is-terrible-policy-but-democrats-and-republicans-do-it-anyway/

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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