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Do Government Subsidies for Film Production Create a 'Race to the Bottom'?new

Especially now, when so many traditional jobs have been lost, "everybody wants to be Hollywood east," Cornell University professor Susan Christopherson says. It's "sexy meets desperation." More than 40 states are actively vying for movie production business, upping the ante on subsidies in what she calls a "race to the bottom."
Chicago Reader  |  Deanna Isaacs  |  11-30-2009  |  Movies

Corn Ethanol is Fueling Controversy ... Except Among Democratsnew

Mounting opposition to corn ethanol, and the spreading global food crisis, pose a serious question for President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Washington: Will they attempt to slow or reverse the ethanol mandates?
The Texas Observer  |  Robert Bryce  |  02-18-2009  |  Environment

The Oil Crossroads: Gold for Highways, Pennies for Public Transportationnew

Growth will only come to a city near you if the federal government is led by somebody who connects the climate-change dots with the oil dots and the public-transportation dots.
Artvoice  |  Bruce Fisher  |  05-16-2008  |  Environment

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