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Volume 15  Number 4  •  Spring 2011
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Government behind the Wheel
More a Matter of Politics Than of Economics
By David L. Black, Philip A. Burton, Jim F. Couch, Keith D. Malone
This article appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of The Independent Review

Did politics influence which car dealerships were closed when President Obama’s automobile task force restructured the auto industry? A 2009 study that looked at closures and car dealers’ political contributions found no evidence of bias, but a new study that measures political influence more directly reaches a different conclusion.

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Other Independent Review articles by Jim F. Couch
    Fall 2003   Of Racism and Rubbish