The Public Good: Reports from the Front Lines (September 27, 2017)

ILSR’s insight on recent news stories that have to do with the public good. In this round-up: Dynamic pricing is a thoroughly modern way to fleece the customer; How community land trusts protect communities from gentrification; Punishing corporate criminals; and more.… Read More

How Big Businesses Get Big Subsidies (Episode 23)

Date: 29 Jun 2017 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of our podcast, Building Local Power, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell interviews Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First about the tax incentive packages that governments give to big corporations, and how local governments can do economic development better.… Read More

Wal-Mart Captures More than $1 Billion in Subsidies

Date: 5 Aug 2004 | posted in: Retail | 2 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new study documents more than $1 billion in state and local development subsidies that have flowed to Wal-Mart, and that figure likely represents only the tip of the iceberg. "Shopping for Subsidies: How Wal-Mart Uses Taxpayer Money to Finance Its Never-Ending Growth," produced by Good Jobs First, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization, identifies 244 Wal-Mart stores and distribution centers in 35 states that have received subsidies totaling just over $1 billion.… Read More