Subsidizing Pollution

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at COMMIT!Forum 2012, Part 8
Jan 29, 2013 4:30 AM ET
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sat down with Video4Good at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum in New York.  In an extended interview, Kennedy discusses his career in the environmental movement and the impacts of business on the planet.  He explores the roots of environmental problems, analyzes the current situation and offers solutions for creating a healthy, prosperous future for society and the natural world.

In this video, Part Eight of the interview, he compares how Europe and the US differ in terms of how corporations are accountable for pollution and waste.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Anywhere you see pollution you’re also going to see the subversion of democracy and the subversion of free market capitalism.  You show me a polluter, I’ll show you a subsidy.  I’ll show you a fat cat using political clout to escape the discipline of the free market and force the public to pay its production costs.  It’s true in oil, it’s true in coal, it’s true in factory farming and it’s also true in recycling... Read more on the Video4Good blog

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