Uncle Sam Can't Count

Uncle Sam Can't Count

A History of Failed Government Investments, From Beaver Pelts to Green Energy

Book - 2014
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"From the days of George Washington through World War II to today, government investments have failed dismally. They not only drain the Treasury of cash but also impede economic growth, and they hurt the very companies they try to support. Why does federal aid seem to have a reverse Midas touch? Simply put, federal officials don't have the same abilities or incentives as entrepreneurs. In addition, federal control always produces political control of some kind. What is best for politicians is not often what works in the marketplace. Politicians want to win votes, and they can do so by giving targeted CEOs benefits while dispersing costs to others. Uncle Sam Can't Count is filled with examples of government failures and free market triumphs"-- From publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062292698
0062292692
Characteristics: 239 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Folsom, Anita - Author
Alternative Title: Uncle Sam can not count

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