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Why are so many countries subsidizing the electrical vehicle industry?

I am creating a presentation about main subsidies and taxes for the EV (electric vehicle) market. When I dived deep into this — the question became: why do governments invest in this market? What ...
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Why are sugar subsidies so prevalent in spite of their apparent issues?

According to this article there seem to be lots of countries that subsidy sugar production: Pakistan struggles to export sugar surplus as global prices plunge Morocco sees sharp rise in ...
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Are there any developed countries where the government doesn't spend money on sports, theaters, museums and other forms of entertainment?

Pretty much every developed country I am aware of spends a considerable amount of money every year on supporting their sports teams, theaters, cinemas, museums and countless other forms of ...
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Are there any major countries without agricultural subsidies?

The EU and the US are known for having an amazingly complex set of subsidies for their agricultural products, designed to make sure a stable chain of food supply exists within their region. Are there ...
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Why does the EU invest so much in biodiesel if it has a very low return on investment as a fuel?

According to a chart posted in a Skeptics question, biodiesel is the worst energy source we have in terms of return on investment: However, every time I travel outside the city in Europe I see huge ...
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Why do governments support remote settlements with negligible economic significance?

As an example, the British government has spent 18 million pounds over six years to support the Pitcairn Island settlement. Likewise the US spends tens of millions of dollars to support rural ...
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Why do farms need subsidies? [duplicate]

The title is slightly misleading, farms need subsidies because it's difficult to make them financially viable, but... Why do farms in developed countries require state subsidies (CAP in Europe, I ...
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Was Ted Cruz the only 2016 Republican candidate who's completely against government subsidies for private companies?

After doing some preliminary research on the 2016 Republican field about their positions on subsidies I'm left with the conclusion that Ted Cruz is the only reliably anti-subsidy candidate. Even Rand ...
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Why did Rand Paul vote for tobacco subsidies?

As I was recently attempting to determine which Republican presidential canidate was least in the pocket of Big Agriculture, I came across Rand Paul's record. It's mostly strongly anti-subsidy except ...
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How do wage subsidies support industrial decentralization?

How do wage subsidies support industrial decentralization? I am busy reading a paper that says, "The industrial decentralization policy in South Africa made some inroads, but disintegrated once wage ...
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What is the purpose of farm subsidies today?

Roughly every five years, Congress debates and eventually passes an agriculture (i.e., farm) bill. The first farm bill, as I understand it, was passed during the Great Depression as a means of ...