Jan 07, 2011
With respect to your post on alternative energy jobs in Ohio; Tax incentives encourage markets to change course. Once the train is moving, there's no need for tax incentives. Technological advancement, improvements in manufacturing methods, and economies of scale are certain to drive costs down much lower than a mere tax incentive can. For example; my firm bought two IBM Personal Computers around 1981 at a cost of $10,000 including a printer, and two monochrome monitors. They did not have hard drives, only 360K floppy drives. Since then, good computers dropped in price to $3,000, then $2,000 and now...?