The question is this: “Is it possible to have state subsidies without state control?”
It’s the old theory of “no strings attached”. In a very few rare cases, there are no strings attached. Most of the time there are so many strings you can’t count them all. Such is the case with state subsidies.
If you get a subsidy, you can be sure the government will call on you at one point or another and say, “Hey, I gave you a subsidy three years ago. Now I want you to do this for me.” What can you do? Commit political, monetary and social suicide and say no? Or say yes and sacrifice honor, integrity and morals? It’s what they call “being in between a rock and a hard place.”
You can’t have state subsidies without state control, pragmatically speaking. In theory it works fine, like most castles in the air. But when the rubber meets the road, you find difficulties and hurdles and impossibilities you never dreamed you’d encounter. You try and work them out and the solution you come out with is state subsidies with state control. There is, in our government, essentially almost no way to get around this. You’d have to change the whole government layout in order to get this done.
It’s the old saying: “The state is a tool like any other….its as good or bad as the man behind it.”