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The Resource The great American jobs scam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation, Greg LeRoy

The great American jobs scam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation, Greg LeRoy

Label
The great American jobs scam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation
Title
The great American jobs scam
Title remainder
corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation
Statement of responsibility
Greg LeRoy
Title variation
Corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the past 20 years, corporations have been receiving huge tax breaks and subsidies in the name of jobs, jobs, jobs. But, as Greg LeRoy demonstrates in this important new book, it's become a costly scam. Playing states and communities off against each other in a bidding war for jobs, corporations reduce their taxes to next-to-nothing and win subsidy packages that routinely exceed $100,000 per job. But the subsidies come with few strings attached. So companies feel free to provide fewer jobs, or none at all, or even outsource and lay people off. They are also free to pay poverty wages without health care or other benefits. All too often, communities lose twice. They lose jobs--or gain jobs so low-paying they do nothing to help the community--and lose revenue due to the huge corporate tax breaks. That means fewer resources for maintaining schools, public services, and infrastructure. In the end, the local governments that were hoping for economic revitalization are actually worse off. They're forced to raise taxes on struggling small businesses and working families, or reduce services, or both. Greg LeRoy uses up-to-the-minute examples, naming names--including Wal-Mart, Raytheon, Fidelity, Bank of America, Dell, and Boeing--to reveal how the process works. He shows how carefully corporations orchestrate the bidding wars between states and communities. He exposes shadowy site location consultants who play both sides against the middle, and he dissects government and corporate mumbo-jumbo with plain talk. The book concludes by offering common-sense reforms that will give taxpayers powerful new tools to deter future abuses and redirect taxpayer investments in ways that will really pay off
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Cataloging source
UMI
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LeRoy, Greg
Dewey number
336.2/07/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6769
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
A BK currents book
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  • Corporations
  • Corporations
  • Tax evasion
  • Tax incentives
  • Job creation
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Corporations
  • Corporations
  • Job creation
  • Tax evasion
  • Tax incentives
  • United States
Label
The great American jobs scam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation, Greg LeRoy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Foreword by William Greider"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tax dodgers are coming! The tax dodgers are coming! -- Site location 101 : companies decide where to expand or relocate -- Fantus and the rise of the economic war among the states -- "Single sales factor" and the corporate assault on the income tax -- Property tax abatements and your local school -- Subsidizing sprawl, subsidizing Wal-Mart -- Loot, loot, loot for the home team -- Shifting the burden -- Building a new consensus for reform
Control code
774026779
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781605096148
Lccn
2005041107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • cl0500000123
  • 7533c0e1-b771-4aed-93bc-0b82087e01b2
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774026779
Label
The great American jobs scam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation, Greg LeRoy
Publication
Note
"Foreword by William Greider"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tax dodgers are coming! The tax dodgers are coming! -- Site location 101 : companies decide where to expand or relocate -- Fantus and the rise of the economic war among the states -- "Single sales factor" and the corporate assault on the income tax -- Property tax abatements and your local school -- Subsidizing sprawl, subsidizing Wal-Mart -- Loot, loot, loot for the home team -- Shifting the burden -- Building a new consensus for reform
Control code
774026779
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781605096148
Lccn
2005041107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • cl0500000123
  • 7533c0e1-b771-4aed-93bc-0b82087e01b2
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774026779

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