To the editor: As long as our economy runs on subsidies, I celebrate the government incentives given to
The article on the government subsidies given to Musk's
Don't want subsidies? Then level the playing field and price carbon via a revenue-neutral policy of fee and dividend.
Virginia Bernal, Santa Ana
To the editor: According to the article, New York state is spending $750 million to build a factory for Musk's
SolarCity. The company will be charged an annual rent of $1 and will not have to pay property taxes for a decade.
Not to be outdone, Nevada gave Musk's Tesla Motors $1.3 billion to build a battery factory there. Other states have fallen all over themselves to lavish subsidies on Musk, hoping he'll build something within their borders.
Ain't capitalism grand? I bet Henry Ford, Donald Douglas, William Hewlett, Glenn Martin, Walter Chrysler and even
Where's Ayn Rand when you need her?
Bill Bell, Mar Vista
To the editor: Regarding Musk's government subsidies, this is what is meant when we pull out the cliche "we need to invest in our future."
Electric cars, solar power and advances in space travel are what the future is about. This is where I want my tax money going — not to building a better smart bomb or subsidizing oil companies so they can pollute another beach.
Martin Lebovitz, Upland