Ecological Truth: Avoiding an Economic Bubble

Lester R. Brown, global environmental sustainability expert, outlines his Plan B, a radical approach to economic truth and avoiding an economic bubble.



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Brown explains the shifts in government spending, tax policies and subsidies that we can, and must, make in order to create an environmentally sustainable eco-economy that serves the basic needs of all citizens and respects the Earth's limited natural resources.
Illustration courtesy Lester R. Brown
The ecological truth is that the world's taxpayers underwrite $700 billion in subsidies for environmentally destructive activities, such as burning fossil fuels, over-pumping aquifers, clear-cutting forests and overfishing.
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