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The Subsidy Scandal - How Your Government Wastes Your Money to Wreck Your Environment

Charles Pye-Smith

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ISBN 10: 1853839027 / ISBN 13: 9781853839023
Published by Earthscan, Uk, 2002
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red boards, white jacket, from our as new selection, very little shop wear, unread and unused. a very tight clean edition. a detailed analysis of some of the silly and stupid things the governments pay for that are funded from the taxpayer. Bookseller Inventory # 625244

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Title: The Subsidy Scandal - How Your Government ...

Publisher: Earthscan, Uk

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Book Type: Book

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Governments spend trillions every year on subsidies to a whole host of industries, ranging from agriculture to mining, energy to transport. Subsidies are supposed to contribute to the public good, but do they? In the vast majority of cases, the money, much of it derived from public taxes, is not merely wasted, it is used to wreck the environment. All too often, subsidies go to those who least need them -- frequently to corporations and special interest groups which recycle some of the funds to support the politicians who keep the subsidies going.

Charlie Pye-Smith has written a riveting and eye-opening book on this huge racket. Based on research in North America, with examples from Europe and elsewhere, "The Subsidy Scandal" "follows the money" to find out where it goes and what it produces.

Pye-Smith's travels are vibrantly illuminated by interviews with bureaucrats, politicians, loggers, farmers, miners, fishermen, industrialists and environmentalists, and with their help he tells stories of such economic absurdity and environmental vandalism, as would barely be credible if they weren't true.

"The Subsidy Scandal" raises major questions about the way we are governed -- and misgoverned -- and highlights the need for urgent, world-wide reform.

About the Author:

Charlie Pye-Smith is a writer and broadcaster. He presents and writes programs for the BBC and is a regular contributor to the "Financial Times", the "Daily Telegraph", the "New Scientist" among others and has written and edited numerous books.

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