Time Corporate Welfare Series

Bill Sheehan (bill_sheehan@mindspring.com)
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 22:32:53 -0500

[Forwarded from Stephen Suess]

If you noticed this weeks article on environmental welfare the authors define
the costs of an environmental clean up as another example of corporate
welfare. Seems to me that landfills fall under that then! They do talk about
how sometimes we do not know the future costs of our actions, but that it is
always the public that pays and thus this too is corporate welfare. (They
don't go to the next logical step which is the logical conclusion that we
ought to become much more conservative about what new things we allow
corporations to do or put into the environment....kind of like the FDA
carefully tests any new drug before feeding them to us.) Seems to me that
there are environmental costs to making all those coke bottles and then
disposing of them that we don't even know and thus this is corporate welfare.
To go on: To not have a bottle bill is corporate welfare, whereas having a
bottle bill is not!

You should call up these guys and use these arguments on them! Get them to
write an article about the $60 billion per year corporate welfare called waste

Stephen Suess