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The Resource The billionaire boondoggle : how our politicians let corporations and bigwigs steal our money and jobs, Pat Garofalo

The billionaire boondoggle : how our politicians let corporations and bigwigs steal our money and jobs, Pat Garofalo

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The billionaire boondoggle : how our politicians let corporations and bigwigs steal our money and jobs
Title
The billionaire boondoggle
Title remainder
how our politicians let corporations and bigwigs steal our money and jobs
Statement of responsibility
Pat Garofalo
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first comprehensive look at how politicians let the entertainment industry bilk taxpayers, hijack public policy and hurt economic investment, starting and ending with Trump. It is widely believed, that a city in possession of a fortune must be in want of a partner who will drive economic development and thus be worth a substantial dowry of tax abatements, subsidies, and grants. These partners always prove faithless, though, especially when it comes to the entertainment industry. Never date an actor, as they say. From stadiums and movie productions to casinos and mega-malls to convention centers and hotels, cities and states have paid out billions of dollars to the world's corporate titans in an attempt to boost their economies, create new and better jobs, and lure well-known events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl to within their borders, not to mention give officials a chance to have their pictures taken with celebrities. That Big Entertainment drives bigger economies is a myth, however, one that has nonetheless permeated every facet of policy making despite the overwhelming evidence that it results in a raw deal for the taxpaying public. In The Billionaire Boondoggle, Garofalo takes readers on a tour of publically-subsidized corporate America to explain how that myth came to be, how much money America's elected officials throw away, and why courting Big Entertainment just courts disaster"--
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Garofalo, Pat
Dewey number
322/.30973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK467
LC item number
.G37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Business and politics
  • Corporations
  • Political corruption
  • Tax remission
  • Subsidies
  • Business and politics
  • Corporations
  • Political corruption
  • Subsidies
  • Tax remission
  • United States
Label
The billionaire boondoggle : how our politicians let corporations and bigwigs steal our money and jobs, Pat Garofalo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Blockbuster scam : how Hollywood is ripping you off -- Have a good night's sleep on us -- "Alexa, can I have a job, please?" -- Fool's gold : why it's a waste to host the Olympics or the World Cup -- Foolish games : why lotteries and casinos are a bad bet -- The stadium swindle -- Don't go shopping for big retail -- The mythology of the corporate tax
Control code
on1077482431
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250162335
Lccn
2018041303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1077482431
Label
The billionaire boondoggle : how our politicians let corporations and bigwigs steal our money and jobs, Pat Garofalo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Blockbuster scam : how Hollywood is ripping you off -- Have a good night's sleep on us -- "Alexa, can I have a job, please?" -- Fool's gold : why it's a waste to host the Olympics or the World Cup -- Foolish games : why lotteries and casinos are a bad bet -- The stadium swindle -- Don't go shopping for big retail -- The mythology of the corporate tax
Control code
on1077482431
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250162335
Lccn
2018041303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1077482431

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