January 2008 Posts

Jan
30
2008

Will Wrigley Takeover by Illinois Help Enrich Billionaire Sam Zell?

Illinois taxpayers may soon be asked to make real-estate billionaire Sam Zell even richer. As part of his takeover of the Chicago Tribune, Zell is trying to unload the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, which the Tribune Company currently owns.

Jan
30
2008

FREE LUNCH Near the Top of the Charts

Here at Good Jobs First we’re happy to see that a book dealing with business subsidy abuse is currently Number 8 on both the New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list and the

Jan
28
2008

Biting the Hand that Hosts Us: Google in the Candy Store

Since Google owns Blogspot, what better way to launch our blog than to remind readers that Google, its “do no evil” slogan notwithstanding, is in the business of pitting states against each other to see who will give the biggest subsidies.