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LC control 85129533
LC classificationHC79.S9 Economic history
HF1430.5 Foreign trade
Topical headingSubsidies
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Variant(s)Business subsidies
Corporate subsidies
Corporate welfare
Government subsidies
Vouchers (Subsidies)
Welfare, Corporate
See alsosubdivision Subsidies under types of industries, e.g. Construction industry--Subsidies for aid to industries from any level of government; and headings beginning with the words Federal aid to and Government aid to
Government aid
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Foreign trade promotion
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Trade adjustment assistance
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Scope noteHere are entered works on financial or other aid given, without equivalent recompense, by governments or governmental agencies to private enterprises.
Found inMinnesota Alliance for Progressive Action, Currents, Summer, 1999 ("New Minnesota Law is Nation's Strongest Corporate Welfare Law ... legislation passed in 1995 which established basic requirements and reporting when public money is used to subsidize private business ... Hottinger-Clark corporate welfare reform bill gives Minnesota the strongest accountability standards for corporate subsidies in the country.")
Moore, S. Welfare for the well-off : how business subsidies fleece taxpayers, 1999.
WWW, July 21, 1999, CATO Handbook for Congress ("What Is Corporate Welfare? It seems as if everyone is opposed to corporate welfare. The problem is that not everyone defines it in the same way.")
AIAA Legislative Update, vol. 2, nos. 9/10 (September/October 1996) ("... the definition of 'corporate welfare' has been a major cause for debate between the White House and the Congress.")
Columbus Dispatch ("Some have estimated corporate welfare totals $75 billion a year - close to the size of the federal deficit. Cutting it won't be easy, however, because virtually no one agrees on a definition of corporate welfare.")
Steuerle, E.C. Vouchers and the provision of public services, 2000 (A voucher is simply a means of subsidy or payment)
Random House (Voucher: a form authorizing a disbursement of cash or a credit against a purchase or expense to be made in the future)