Subsidizing suicide

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Written by Lester Brown

Each year the world's taxpayers provide an estimated $700 billion of subsidies for environmentally destructive activities, such as follil fuel burning,overpumping aquifers, clearcutting forests, and overfishing.  An Earth Council study, Subsidizing Unsustainable Development, observes that "there is something unbelievable about the world spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually to subsidize its own destruction."

Lester Brown, Plan B 3.0.  Mobilizing to Save Civilization, p. 271. 

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