From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: Robert L. Bradley, Jr. speaking on the topic "The Contra-Capitalist Corporation (In Search of Heroic Capitalism)."
Posts tagged as “Corporate welfare”
Following the Wichita Mayor, the Chair of the Sedgwick County Commission speaks on economic development.
In Community Improvement Districts (CID), merchants charge additional sales tax for the benefit of the property owners, instead of the general public. Wichita may have an additional three, contributing to the problem of CID sprawl.
It's good news that Spirit AeroSystems is expanding in Wichita. Let's look at the cost.
The City of Wichita’s attitude towards empowering citizens, government spending through tax credits, and school choice in Kansas.
By advocating for revival of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce continues its advocacy for more business welfare, more taxes, more wasteful government spending, and more cronyism
Business groups and government agencies usually favor Ex-Im. Free-market and capitalism advocacy groups are almost universally opposed.
Shoppers in west Wichita should prepare to pay higher taxes, if the city approves a Community Improvement District at Kellogg and West Streets.
A proposed special tax district in Wichita holds the potential to harm consumers, the city's reputation, and the business prospects of competitors. Besides, we shouldn't let private parties use a government function for their exclusive benefit.
The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce urges spending over fiscally sound policies and tax restraint in Sedgwick County.
In Sedgwick County, we see that once companies are accustomed to government entitlements, any reduction is met with resistance.
"Overcoming obstacles can be a difficult challenge even on a level playing field. We need to change the rigged system that favors the politically connected over the hardworking, honest citizen," writes Charles Koch in a recent edition of Perspectives.
Based on events in Wichita, the Wall Street Journal wrote "What Americans seem to want most from government these days is equal treatment. They increasingly realize that powerful government nearly always helps the powerful ..." But Wichita's elites don't seem to understand this.
In Kansas Community Improvement Districts, merchants charge additional sales tax for the benefit of the property owners, instead of the general public.
Here is a sampling of stories from Voice for Liberty in 2014.
Does the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce support free markets, capitalism, and economic freedom, or something else?
A Wichita company asks for property and sales tax exemptions on the same day Wichita voters decide whether to increase the sales tax, including the tax on groceries.
Andrew Bernstein is a proponent of Ayn Rand's Objectivism, an author, and a professor of philosophy. We talk about capitalism and other subjects.
Wichita government leaders complain that Wichita can't compete in economic development with other cities and states because the budget for incentives is too small. But when making this argument, these officials don't include all incentives that are available.