assembled by Ray Keating
August 25-26, 2018

Here are a few items worth watching, reading, listening to and/or exploring over the weekend covering Disney saying “no” to subsidies; applications being taken for the Disney Moms Panel; and questions about decisions at Universal Orlando.

Disney Now Says “No” to Taxpayer Subsidies

Disney Biz Journal recently wrote about the controversies and challenges that tend to pop up when government subsidizes private businesses, noting the example of hotel subsidies for Disney in Anaheim, California. Now, as Bloomberg reports, Disney says it wants to end those tax subsidy agreements.
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Want to Join the Disney Moms Panel?

As USA Today notes, Disney is about to take applications for new members for the Disney Moms Panel. By the way, you don’t have to a “mom” to make the team.
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Trouble at Universal Orlando?

The Motley Fool raises questions about decisions being made at Disney World’s competitor Universal Orlando.
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Ray Keating is the editor, publisher and economist for, and author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, with the two latest books being Reagan Country: A Pastor Stephen Grant Noveland Heroes and Villains: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story. He can be contacted at