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.
I'm Rod Hill, a professor of economics at the University of New Brunswick and the co-author, with Tony Myatt, of "The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics" (London: Zed Books, 2010) and The Microeconomics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide, second edition (London: Bloomsbury, 2022). The first edition was translated into Chinese (Shiwenbooks, Beijing) and into Turkish (Heretik Press, Ankara, 2017. I will use this blog as a place to post discussion with readers of our books and related subjects
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