Good Jobs First Blog

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.

Dec
13
1901

Boastful LA Developer Hit with Subsidy Cap

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Dec
13
1901

Stars in Their Eyes? Cost of State Film Subsides Soar, Along with Concern

After decades of taxpayer-funded “smokestack chasing”, many states are now trying to lure Hollywood film projects with big subsidies. In a remake of beggar-thy-neighbor competition, states in every region are matching and surpassing special tax breaks for the film industry.

Dec
13
1901

Spring fever in the Big Apple

I wasn't just hallucinating in the noonday sun; there was love in the air today.  At a rally on the steps of City Hall stood Bronx residents, elected officials, retail clerks' and janitors' union members and plenty of building trades hardhats in support of a Community Benefits Agreement to