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July 20, 2014

Dave Trabert: Incentives can make the economy worse

Some people routinely extol the benefits of handing out taxpayer money to a few chosen businesses, and now the city of Wichita wants to create a sales tax that would generate $90 million for business subsidies. Proponents say subsidies are necessary for economic development; some even go so far as to call the practice “essential” and “critical.”

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