New Book Exposes Extent of Big Box Store Subsidies

<p>Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and best-selling author David Cay Johnston talks recently on NPR's Fresh Air about government subsidies for big box stores.</p>
January 23, 2008, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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Johnston's recently released book, Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You With the Bill), delves deeply into the extent to which big box corporations and their super-rich owners regularly receive enormous government subsidies. His book and NPR radio interview include the story of a small Pennsylvania town of 4,100 that gave $36 million in subsidies to a 250,000 square-foot Cabela's outdoor store.

Thanks to Evan Lowenstein

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Published on Sunday, January 13, 2008 in NPR
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