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Here's a surprise (not!) . . .

. . . a well-intentioned government subsidy seems to be having unexpected distributional effects.

When [Massachusetts] Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation a year ago to expand state tax subsidies for the film industry, he predicted it would help lure new movies to Massachusetts and pump millions of dollars into the economy.

But a new government study suggests much of the money will go to high-paid Hollywood actors, raising questions about the value of the incentives.

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