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State Aid for Newspapers: First Theoretical Disputes

  • Paul MurschetzEmail author
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Abstract

If one first lays aside any definitional problems—the term state aid is used within the European Union, and the term subsidies the standard expression of the World Trade Organization, while the OECD prefers to use the word support—state aid, at a very fundamental level, commonly refers to a cash payment or financial assistance from a government or other public authority to a person or company. State aid for newspapers, more particularly, usually serves two main purposes: They should reduce a person’s or company’s cost of producing and bringing a commodity to market, and, secondly, by reducing the price of the commodity, should increase its consumption beyond what competitive market forces would provide for.

Keywords

Market Failure Government Subsidy Public Subsidy Business Model Innovation Subsidy Effect 
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