The Budget Inferno

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Detailed look at the hierarchy of subsidies within the US federal government, using the analogy of Dante's Inferno.  A great summary when the article first appeared in the mid-1990s, and the core issues raised sadly remain as central challenges today. The paper does cite some of my earliest work on energy subsidies, a detailed review of federal subsidies to all forms of energy. The paper and appendices were published by the Alliance to Save Energy, a DC-based NGO in 1993.

Note that the online version of this article posted on The New Republic's website is missing key graphics that are important in understanding the argument that Tidrick makes. A PDF version is also available here.