Policy Documents

Cronyism: A Tennessee Love Story

Justin Owen –
August 2, 2013

In this posting at the Brush Fire blog, the president and CEO of Beacon writes:

When you hear the word “welfare,” you usually think of all the government programs that provide a safety net for the poorest among us. But there’s a whole slew of welfare going to the most well-to-do, often massive and politically savvy corporations. When the Beacon Center sought to uncover how much money our state and local governments doled out in this form of welfare, what we call corporate welfare, we were astonished. And we created a cool infographicto spread the word.