Ep 23 Our Crony Capitalism Fighting Friend - Economic Development Incentives ft. John Mozena
This week the guys had the honor of hosting John Mozena, the president of the Center for Economic Accountability. They discuss economic development subsidies and the willingness of politicians to give away billions of dollars to targeted businesses in the name of creating jobs despite scant evidence of these initiatives having their intended effect. Lastly, they explain why sports stadium subsidies are such economic disasters, but John’s personal favorite team - Detroit City FC - are such an exceptional outlier (and it’s not just because they are the only professional team in Michigan that isn’t trash at the moment…). If you are further interested in John and his work fighting corporate welfare, check out his think tank at https://economicaccountability.org/. If you are interested in investigating corporate welfare in your state or community, check out Good Jobs First and their accountability tracker https://www.goodjobsfirst.org/.