Timmy elsewhereJuly 12, 2013July 12, 2013 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere3 CommentsAt the ASI Preferring tax breaks over grants as subsidies. previousTee heenextTimmy elsewhere 3 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” William Connolley July 12, 2013 at 11:01 am You’re a bit vague. What form of tax break will these non-tax-paying undergrads get? Dinero July 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm There is no is no political difference, in both cases politics is decideing what activity qualifies., I can only see that in one case a income is requied and in the other case the grant can come first. Churm Rincewind July 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm As a general principle, this particular case aside, it seems to me that grants are broadly preferable to tax breaks partly because they are at least transparent and open to scrutiny in a way that tax breaks are not, and partly because tax breaks are much more susceptible to manipulation by interested parties than grants are. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.