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The Big Handout free pdf Just reading the word "subsidies" may cause many people's eyes to glaze over. We don't think itaffects us directly, so we tune out. But it turns out that this complicated-sounding issue has an enormous impact on all of us. "The Big Handout" is about bad fiscal, environmental, agricultural, water, energy, health, and foreign policies. And it's a story about just one thing subsidies.A subsidy is a grant by the government to a private business that is deemed advantageous to thepublic. Cotton, wheat, corn, soy, and oil are the most subsidized commodities in the United States. Inthis eye-opening book, "New York Times" best-selling author Thomas Kostigen explores government policies that cost taxpayers $200 billion per year, over $1,500 per household. In some cases we pay more for subsidized goods than we'd pay in a free market and, in the most shocking abuses of the subsidy system, we pay for goods that aren't even produced."The Big Handout" exposes how artificial pricing hurts us and people worldwide, from our waistlinesand pocketbooks to our health. By revealing just how toxic America's subsidy system has become, for everyone, "The Big Handout" is a wake-up call that empowers readers to effect change."

About Thomas M Kostigen

Thomas M. Kostigen is the author of "The Green Blue Book" and "You Are Here," and coauthor of the "New York Times" bestseller" The Green Book." He lives in Los Angeles.

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Author : Thomas M Kostigen
Publisher : Rodale Books
Data Published : 25 October 2011
ISBN : 1609611136
EAN : 9781609611132
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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