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RE: [greenyes] Sorry - as a general lurker
Kennedy also says in the same speech:

I believe the free market is the most efficient, democratic way to distribute the goods of the land and benefits of our nation. In a true free-market system you can't make yourself rich without making your neighbors rich, and without enriching your community. But polluters make themselves rich by making everybody else poor. You show me pollution and I'll show you a subsidy. I'll show you somebody who's cheating in the free market; somebody who's devised a way, usually using political clout, to force the public to pay the costs of production.

Ask yourself why the big producers of throwaway products and packaging are using their clout and influence through America Recycles Day to keep mayors and councils paying for municipal recycling.

Helen.

At 11:03 AM 04/14/2003 -0500, Maine, Bruce wrote:
Helen Spiegelman wrote:  Why should cities and towns pay for programs
that could and should be provided by the producers, as a form of
mandatory "extended warrantee"?

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in his speech at the Commonwealth Club remarked
"You show me pollution and I'll show you a subsidy. I'll show you
somebody who's cheating in the free market; somebody who's devised a
way, usually using political clout, to force the public to pay the costs
of production.   If you don't believe that environmental injury is
deficit spending, look at the nations that didn't invest in the
environment in the 1970s the way we did in this country."

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/archive/02/02-02kennedy-speech.html

It's a good read for Earth Day!

Regards,
Bruce Maine
Research Director - Sustainable Design Services
LEED Accredited Professional
HDR
402.399.1198
bmaine@no.address
http://www.hdrinc.com/sustainable/


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