A. Barton Hinkle on Tesla Motors and the Folly of Government Intervention

Credit: jurvetson / Foter / CC BYCredit: jurvetson / Foter / CC BYAnyone searching for a case study to explain what is wrong with capitalism in America today can stop looking, writes A. Barton Hinkle. We have the perfect specimen: Tesla Motors. Federal and state programs have conferred huge advantages to help the electric-vehicle company sell its cars — which state laws then make almost impossible to sell.

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