Business Week: Job Creation Tax Incentives Don’t Help Economy

July 2, 2009

From Business Week:

Companies taking advantage of lucrative tax incentives are jumping from state to state—and bringing their jobs with them. Sure, some states will see job gains, but they may be only temporary. As a result, the states’ efforts likely won’t improve the national jobs picture. The tax-break boom “undermines the economic union, and it misallocates resources,” says Arthur J. Rolnick, senior vice-president and research director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. “It amounts to economic warfare among states.”

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