President Donald Trump and Gov. Scott Walker promised thousands of jobs in return for billions of dollars in subsidies from the state. More than two years later, there's little to show for it.
Cato Unbound Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of Albert Hirschman's Classic Book "Exit, Voice, and Loyalty" [Updated]
The symposium includes contributions by Adam Thierer, Mikayla Novak, Max Borders, and myself. The relationship between exit and voice is as important an issue as ever.
Event production is one of the less visible victims of the virus. Recreating their services when such companies die won't be easy.
The Taiwan-based tech company promised to open "innovation centers" in several cities around the state. But now those are on hold, too.
Milton Friedman famously observed that "nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program." The rare demise of a government program, it seems, is temporary too.
Economists debunk the state government's claims about the size of the film industry.
A local development study didn't evaluate whether government incentives had anything to do with a business's decision to invest.
They Said This Law Would Fix Blighted Neighborhoods. Instead It's Being Used to Steal People's Homes
And the Pennsylvania state lawmaker who wrote the law is now the judge who hears a lot of the cases.
These Three Cities Spent $70 Million on Stadiums to Lure Minor League Baseball Teams. They All Struck Out.
Across the country, minor league teams are exploiting civic enthusiasm for small town sports.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on Oregon's economic development agency.
Foxconn is reconsidering its plans to build a manufacturing facility that was supposed to create 13,000 blue collar jobs.
Taxpayers Will Pay $1 Million to Tear Down $18 Million Baseball Stadium That Predictably Failed to Rejuvenate Camden
The stadium never turned a profit and the team skipped town when local officials decided to start charging rent.
But none of it is a substitute for developing a robust and vibrant economy. And neither is landing a single big employer like Amazon.
But Amazon's decision to put it's new headquarters in Arlington and Queens also shows it wasn't all about the money.
Looks like Scott Walker got Foxconned
Absolute losses increased, but the proportion of losses relative to global GDP has dropped
The Peruvian economist says blockchain technologies and social media will transform the planet by securing property rights.
"How bad will climate change be? Not very."
In the race to shower Amazon with economic development cash, the only winning move is not to play-as San Antonio has decided to do.
Is it just more bluster from the White House? Let's hope so.