[Read] ➯ The Big Handout ➸ Thomas M. Kostigen – Hgvrecruitment.co.uk

The Big Handout Just Reading The Word Subsidies May Cause Many People S Eyes To Glaze Over We Don T Think Itaffects Us Directly, So We Tune Out But It Turns Out That This Complicated Sounding Issue Has An Enormous Impact On All Of Us The Big Handout Is About Bad Fiscal, Environmental, Agricultural, Water, Energy, Health, And Foreign Policies And It S A Story About Just One Thing Subsidies.A Subsidy Is A Grant By The Government To A Private Business That Is Deemed Advantageous To Thepublic Cotton, Wheat, Corn, Soy, And Oil Are The Most Subsidized Commodities In The United States Inthis Eye Opening Book, New York Times Best Selling Author Thomas Kostigen Explores Government Policies That Cost Taxpayers 200 Billion Per Year, Over 1,500 Per Household In Some Cases We Pay For Subsidized Goods Than We D Pay In A Free Market And, In The Most Shocking Abuses Of The Subsidy System, We Pay For Goods That Aren T Even Produced The Big Handout Exposes How Artificial Pricing Hurts Us And People Worldwide, From Our Waistlinesand Pocketbooks To Our Health By Revealing Just How Toxic America S Subsidy System Has Become, For Everyone, The Big Handout Is A Wake Up Call That Empowers Readers To Effect Change. Good read Well thought out and written, with thorough research behind it Make no mistake This book isn t a love story It won t make you happy It might even tick you off Hopefully then you ll want to begin the Kostigen paints a detailed, alarming picture of how the whole subsidy system, started during the Depression in good or better faith, has now become a mighty albatross around taxpayer necks and a source of anti American ill will worldwide Most troubles stem from cheap Corn and Soy, whose subsidized abundance ripples through the beef, dairy, poultry, and pork industries, not to mention the totally messed up energy industry Lord, how I hate ethanol There are brief stops along the way in the land of Cotton, Steel, Oil, and Gas equally fascinating and depressing.I ll be reviewing the book extensively on my UrbanFarmJunkie blog this week www.urbanfarmjunkie.blogspot.com tag The Big Handout , but I d have to say it was overall a demoralizing read Motivating politicians of either stripe to change the system and motivating all those recipients of subsidies to give them up for the common good sounds this side of impossible, so I ll have to settle for my usual MO encouraging peopl Thomas Kostigen exposes government subsidies and how they effect our free market He says that this form of government policy perverts our way of living, making us fatter, poorer, and unhealthy This call to action book provides key facts that prove how our free market economy actually costs us then we think Artificially lowering the prices on good such as cotton, soy, corn, and oil hurts us and most people around the world Kostigen investigates that subsidies cost taxpayers 200 billion per year then 1,500 per household Not only does this hurt our wallets, but our foreign policy, our health, and our expanding waistlines Kostigen s bitter and sarcastic tone adds so much to his work because it allows the reader to se Had a lot of information Took me a while to get into it. I just won a copy from Goodreads Looking forward to reading it I will write a review after I ve read it Thank you. Eye opening description of how your individual income tax is allocated to support Big Ag and Big Business. We pay bout 1,500 per household for food subsidies however, these subsidies do not reduce our market prices significantly, instead they fuel world terrorism as poor farmers cannot globally compete due to unfair trading Moreover, these subsidies lead to unhealthy eating as unhealthy foods are subsidized, and the subsidies lead to environmental degradation as they contribute to bad environmental behavior so is the premise of the book The figures are really shocking just billions of subsidies spent each year on meat, dairy, corn, sugar, fish but so little on fruits and vegetables Corn is then made into high fructose corn syrup, which has fructose than cane sugar, worse for the body than sugar 184 Subsidized fruits and vegetables make up 2.5% of farm subsidies 112 Moreover, being able to afford to eat healthy is another issue A UCLA study found that a typical grocery bill consumes three times as much of a low income family s income than a middle income family s income 115 We dump our goods on third world markets that cannot defend themselves that is they cannot compete for profit, for economic survival, so they are left humiliated and with no other options and turning to terrorism can become salvation 194 The WHO found subsidies in America l

About the Author: Thomas M. Kostigen

I am a New York Times best selling author and a longtime journalist My debut novel, Golden Dawn, will be published in October.

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