Picking Winners

Picking Winners

The policy in which a government encourages certain sectors of an economy, or even particular companies. A government may pick winners by offering tax incentives, favorable regulation or even direct subsidies. Picking winners was a feature of post-World War II development in a number of countries. See also: Import substitution.
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A spokesman for the event said: "Judges will be faced with the task of picking winners, who will all be awarded with a dress for the carnival.
The resort will award a share of around USD1m in cash to W Club Members in 2010, who will picking winners of professional football games between September 7, 2010 and January 2, 2011.
Totepool spokesman George Primarolo said yesterday: "It's great to see jump racing back and, having shown their aptitude for picking winners on the all-weather last weekend, our five lucky punters now have to switch codes and pick the winner of the Lanzarote if they are to take their winnings to well over six figures.
It's almost like winning the lottery as the illusionist reveals his system for picking winners in horse races.
PICKING winners proved tricky in week one of the Betrescue contest.
THE best young comedians from around Merseyside thrilled a sell-out crowd and gave the judges a tough time in picking winners.
Rob assures me that Alan does actually like him, so I can only assume the England legend is just not as good at picking winners as he is at scoring them.
We simply have to find a better way of picking winners.
In the past, British industrial policy was based "not on picking winners, but perversely on picking losers - losers we would have liked to be winners".
Bull market runs make people think picking winners is easy," McKinley said.