John Mozena is an expert on crony capitalism, better known as “economic development subsidies.” He is the President of the Center for Economic Accountability, and joins to discuss the abysmal economics of throwing money at corporations to attract them to states and towns.
Reason TV’s Amazon HQ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_eG7leM6ew
Mostly Weekly: Stop Subsidizing Sports! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=652fdt5Razg&feature=emb_title
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