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The Resource The great American jobsscam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation, Greg LeRoy ; [foreword by William Greider]

The great American jobsscam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation, Greg LeRoy ; [foreword by William Greider]

Label
The great American jobsscam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation
Title
The great American jobsscam
Title remainder
corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation
Statement of responsibility
Greg LeRoy ; [foreword by William Greider]
Title variation
Great American jobs scam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In communities across America, a scandal is lurking that is far bigger than the recent headline-grabbing debacles of Enron and WorldCom. Here, Greg LeRoy exposes the Great American Jobs Scam, showing how major corporations have learned to use an all-too-often empty promise of "jobs, jobs, jobs" to win economic development subsidies and fatten their own coffers." "The average state has more than thirty subsidy programs, which range from property tax abatements, corporate income tax credits, land write-downs, infrastructure aid, and just plain cash grants. With so many incentives to boost employment, you'd think job creation would be approaching an all-time high. In reality, many companies fail to create or retain the jobs they promise. Many pay poverty wages or fail to provide healthcare to employees. Some move jobs offshore. And many have not created any new jobs - or have actually laid people off since pocketing their incentives." "How can companies get away with this? Because it's a rigged system with no strings attached. Using up-to-the-minute examples and naming dozens of corporate names, LeRoy exposes this process for what it is. He reveals an elaborate cast of characters that includes secretive "site location consultants" who play states and cities against each other; "business climate" experts with highly politicized interpretations of data; rented consultants proffering rosy projections about job creation and tax revenue; and even a fledgling industry that helps businesses buy and sell economic development tax credits."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LeRoy, Greg
Dewey number
336.2/07/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6769
LC item number
.L47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corporations
  • Corporations
  • Tax evasion
  • Tax incentives
  • Job creation
Label
The great American jobsscam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation, Greg LeRoy ; [foreword by William Greider]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Money for nothing -- 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
57641614
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781576753156
Lccn
2005041107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781576753156
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The great American jobsscam : corporate tax dodging and the myth of job creation, Greg LeRoy ; [foreword by William Greider]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Money for nothing -- 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
57641614
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781576753156
Lccn
2005041107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781576753156
Other physical details
illustrations

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