Let’s rebuild the US microchip industry – not give it a $50bn-plus check


Bernie Sanders has written an opinion piece in The Guardian Let’s rebuild the US microchip industry – not give it a $50bn-plus check.

If private companies are going to benefit from taxpayer subsidies, the financial gains made by these companies must be shared with the American people

To me, this makes a lot more sense than a blanket refusal to support vital USA companies. Perhaps the USA government could get some voting stock shares of the company in return for its investment. These shares could be put into the Social Security Trust fund for safe keeping and management. I think shares would be better than putting in short-sighted and overly specific requirements in return for the investment. What seems like wise behavior today, might not be suitable in the future.

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