To Our Readers: Nov. 23, 1998

Corporate welfare's burden on the American taxpayer is a widespread yet underinvestigated problem, as Don Barlett and Jim Steele learned during their 18-month investigation of the subject. Just how that burden chafes became even more evident to the prize winning journalists soon after their four-part series on the topic debuted two weeks ago. "We've received at least a dozen very substantial tips and examples from people around the country who are very passionate about this dilemma and felt no one else was listening," says Barlett. "It's a measure of how strongly people feel about this subject." In addition to pleasing readers,...

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