The dark side of public-private partnerships

In western New York, the shadowy world of the Buffalo Billion Initiative is under scrutiny by investigative reporter Jim Heaney of the Investigative Post.

Los Angeles Times Stirs Debate: Elon Musk’s Use of Subsidies at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity


By Jerry Hirsch May 30, 2015

Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space.

And he's built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies.