Biden Expands Dubious Subsidies for Manufacturers

Source: Reason
by Eric Boehm

“For nearly 90 years, the Export-Import Bank of the United States has subsidized foreign purchases of goods produced by politically connected American businesses. Now it will start loaning money to U.S. companies that do little or no business overseas. In April, the Ex-Im Bank’s board of directors voted unanimously to launch a new ‘Make More in America’ initiative aimed at subsidizing American manufacturers instead of their foreign customers. Rather than unwinding and abolishing the Ex-Im Bank, as some fiscal conservatives have been trying to do for years, this new program is likely to further entrench the bank’s role in federal industrial policy.” (for publication 08/22)