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    Say no to corporate welfare

    Jeff Jacoby’s Nov. 6 op-ed column “The bitter pill of failed state tax incentives” was right on the money.

    Giving tax breaks to big business, such as biotech firms, theatrical producers, movie makers, and insurance companies, to encourage them to locate in a given area is a beggar-thy-neighbor proposition.

    Often, as in New London, Conn., the jobs never materialize, or they last only a short time, as in Devens and in Providence.

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    It is past time to say no to corporate welfare.

    Martin G. Evans

    Cambridge