In National Review's "Capital Matters," CEA President John Mozena used the announcement that EV automaker Lordstown Motors had filed for bankruptcy to tell the tale of an Ohio auto assembly plant that epitomizes the futility of politicians and bureaucrats trying to overcome business realities with taxpayer-funded subsidies. The recent announcement that the artisanal-EV-pickup-truck manufacturer had … Continue reading Column in National Review: Ohio’s Long-Running Corporate-Welfare Farce Takes Another Absurd Turn
At the Daily Caller, CEA President John Mozena pointed out that the practices of America's economic development agencies seem suspiciously familiar to anyone who's studied The word “socialism” gets used in a lot of different ways, but traditionally it means government having a financial stake in factories and other “means of production” and using that … Continue reading Column at the Daily Caller: Politicians From Both Parties are Selling ‘Sidewalk Socialism.” It Needs to End.
In honor of Economic Development Week, the CEA has performed an analysis of all 50 state economic development agencies' reported "job creation" results to determine just how much they claim to be delivering in results for their massive, multi-billion-dollar price tags. The result? Fewer than 625,000 jobs a year across the country, or less than … Continue reading State economic development agencies’ own data shows how little they matter
On February 13, the Michigan Strategic Fund board voted to approve a $210 million grant and other incentives to Ford Motor Company, as part of a reported $1 billion in subsidies for a battery plant in Marshall, Mich. The only public comment at the meeting came from Center for Economic Accountability President John C. Mozena, … Continue reading CEA President to Michigan Strategic Fund Board: “Please, just stop.”
Statement by John C. Mozena, president of the Center for Economic Accountability, on the reported $1 billion-plus public subsidy for a Ford/CATL battery plant in Marshall, Mich. Either the Marshall site is the best place for Ford’s proposed EV battery plant with CATL, or it isn’t. If it is, then Michigan’s taxpayers are getting screwed. … Continue reading CEA statement on subsidized Ford/CATL battery plant project in Marshall, Mich.