Corporate welfare: the case of the Spanish fishing fleet
In The Economics Anti-Textbook (pp.165-166), we briefly point to the on-going destruction of the world's fisheries, carried out at public expense. Here are some good new reports on the subject, looking at enormous EU subsidies to the Spanish fishing fleet (and misbehaviour by the industry). The source, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, is well worth keeping an eye on, given the dearth of investigative reporting in the corporate media.
We (Rod Hill and Tony Myatt) are professors of economics at the University of New Brunswick and the authors of "The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics" (Zed Books, London & New York; Fernwood Books, Halifax & Winnipeg, 2010). The 2011 Indian edition is published by Books for Change (Bangalore). A Chinese-language edition has been published by Shiwenbooks, Beijing. We'll use this blog as a place to post discussion with readers of our book. We'll also use it to write further about economics textbooks and their content, as well as about new books coming out that critique textbook economics.
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