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  1. subsidiesnoun

    Plural form of subsidy.


  1. subsidies

    A subsidy or government incentive is a form of financial aid or support extended to an economic sector (business, or individual) generally with the aim of promoting economic and social policy. Although commonly extended from the government, the term subsidy can relate to any type of support – for example from NGOs or as implicit subsidies. Subsidies come in various forms including: direct (cash grants, interest-free loans) and indirect (tax breaks, insurance, low-interest loans, accelerated depreciation, rent rebates).Furthermore, they can be broad or narrow, legal or illegal, ethical or unethical. The most common forms of subsidies are those to the producer or the consumer. Producer/production subsidies ensure producers are better off by either supplying market price support, direct support, or payments to factors of production. Consumer/consumption subsidies commonly reduce the price of goods and services to the consumer. For example, in the US at one time it was cheaper to buy gasoline than bottled water.

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  1. Subsidies

    of Subsidy

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subsidies in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subsidies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of subsidies in a Sentence

  1. Chancellor Werner Faymann:

    Subsidies exist to support new and modern technologies which are in the interest of all EU states. This does not apply in any way to nuclear power, nuclear power plants are dangerous, expensive and -- compared with ... wind, hydro and solar energy -- neither economically nor ecologically competitive.

  2. Tim Gore:

    Fossil fuel subsidies are irrational and inefficient: the reason for them is political, low oil prices create a window for political consensus for getting this (subsidy removal) done.

  3. Yoshio Mochizuki:

    I received the donation from the company without knowing it was receiving subsidies and I think it was not illegal, i have returned the 1.4 million yen, considering morality.

  4. Jorge Seguro Sanches:

    But when contracts end, they go to the market ... I'm not approving any extensions of subsidies.

  5. Virginia Foxx:

    This is further proof that increasing government subsidies is not a sustainable response to rising college costs. In fact, it may do more harm than good.

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