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Meanwhile, here's some good news on the economic front. You may recall that President Bill Clinton, who is never above stealing a good idea, borrowed Jack Kemp's notion about empowerment zones--giving special tax breaks and other incentives to companies that locate in poor, urban areas. The interesting twist is that early bidders for these goodies are foreign companies.
Knight-Ridder reports that firms from Malaysia, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have either bit or are nibbling at the bait. Hey, we'll take their money. Clinton wants to put another $2 billion into enterprise zones. Makes sense: If they're going to sell it here, why not make it here?
Molly Ivins is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Copyright ©1996 Creators Syndicate, Inc.