Gerry Canavan

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Posts Tagged ‘government subsidies

It’s Only ‘Government Support’ When Other People Get the Money

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In 2008, I conducted a survey to gauge the degree to which Americans who had received various government social benefits recognized them as such. Not surprisingly, most beneficiaries of the G.I. Bill who took part in the survey acknowledged that they had been given a leg up by the government. But of the respondents who made use of tax-advantaged Coverdell or 529 education savings accounts, 64 percent said they had “not used a government social program,” as did 59.6 percent of those who used HOPE and Lifelong Learning Tax Credits. There’s more at the link. Via MeFi.

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June 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

How We Subsidize Fossil Fuels

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Why Does a Salad Cost More Than a Big Mac?

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Have I done this one before? Via Twitter.

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March 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm