Tag: Incentives

Opinion

BRIAN BALFOUR: Why corporate welfare is not only unfair, but ...

Corporate welfare deals may make for nice headlines and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for politicians, but basic economics tells us they likely make us poorer. One of the first concepts any Econ 101 course teaches about is opportunity costs. An opportunity cost ...
PodcastTavern Voices

Ep. 29 – Cronyism For All

Why must North Carolina be like North Carolina? Should everything be a voter ID? Will Silent Sam soon get his own private security? Are corporate incentives just the cool new game? Kevin and Tyler tackle these tough questions and more ...
Morning CallTyler Cralle

MORNING CALL: Doubling Down

Two weeks ago, capitalists and socialists united against New York City offering incentives to Amazon for their HQ2 scam.  Apparently, North Carolina lawmakers saw that and had the idea to replicate it. The Senate Finance Committee has approved Senate Bill 820, ...
BlogMorning CallTyler Cralle

MORNING CALL: 2 Billion Dollars

Now that the Amazon HQ2 decision is official we are getting details on the deal that made New York and NoVa the winners. According to the New York Times, NYC and NoVa will be providing 2 billion dollars in incentives, ...
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Episode 10 – When ISIS Blew Up

Are cartoons the only rational conversation of current events? Is North Carolina’s incentives reform the worse use of the word reform? Did Tiger Woods create his worst competition? Kevin King and Tyler Cralle cover these tough topics and more on Tavern ...
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Episode 8 – Rockefeller’s Toyota Corolla

The streak is back with two epsidoes in a row. Tyler and Kevin ask big questions like, are Republicans and Democrats just crony capitalists? Is wealth relative? And what Disney Princess are you? Find this out and more on this ...