Subsidies

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An Unexpected Player in the Sports Subsidy Racket: ESPN

The broadcaster has been getting the kind of controversial tax breaks that normally go to the teams it covers.

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How the Poor Are Squeezed Out of the Most Affordable Housing

A worsening trend that spans four decades.

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The Economic Case for Rail Subsidies

Service increases may pay for themselves through emissions reductions and safety improvements, even before factoring in congestion.

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How Amtrak Could Become a Robust, Profitable Enterprise

We might have to choose between economic efficiency and geographic equality.

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Bookstore Protectionism: Where it Works, and How

In some places, governments consider independent bookstores a vital part of the urban fabric.