Chait, Jonathan
December 1996
New Republic;12/16/96, Vol. 215 Issue 25, p22
Opposes critics of federal subsidies to corporations or corporate welfare in the U.S. Views that opposition to corporate welfare allows politicians both left and right to win points for integrity while secretly indulging their more base instincts; Estimates of the amount of existing corporate welfare; Suggestion that criticisms against corporate welfare are based on the notion that the government should never help profitable corporations; Argument that subsidizing corporations is the only way to increase research and development in a society; Assertion that legislative process corrupt research and development subsidies.


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