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Hot Debate: Should Corporations Get Government Subsidies?


Should corporate subsidies be eliminated?

Here to debate:

  • Jack Abramoff, former top DC lobbyist who served 43 months in prison for corruption and author of Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyist, argues they should be eliminated.
  • Kate Gordon, "green jobs" advocate, vice chair of Climate and Sustainable Urbanization at the Paulson Institute, and contributor to The Wall Street Journal, defends them.

Hear more: This debate is a preview of Intelligence Squared U.S.'s event on Wednesday, April 6th, which will also include Fordham Law's Zephyr Teachout, New America's Michael Lind, and ABC News' John Donvan. Click here for more details.


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