Robert Higgs Speaks on the U.S. Government’s Ethanol Scam

Here is Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs speaking on “Ethanol Subsidies Have Many Bad Consequences,” from the Mises Circle seminar, “Agricultural Subsidies: Down on the D.C. Farm,” held May 14th in Indianapolis.

Download audio file (27:51 minutes)

Please also see the following books:

Plowshares & Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture, by E. C. Pasour, Jr., and Randal R. Rucker

Re-Thinking Green: Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy, edited by Robert Higgs and Carl P. Close

A Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic Growth, by Wilfred Beckerman

Cutting Green Tape: Toxic Pollutants, Environmental Regulation and the Law, edited by Roger E. Meiners and Richard L. Stroup

Here also are related articles:

“Big Ethanol Push in U.S. Is Pork Barrel Boondoggle,” by Ernest C. Pasour, Jr., and Randal R. Rucker (Modesto Bee, July 14, 2007)

“Corny Politics,” by Alvaro Vargas Llosa (Washington Post Writers Group, July 18, 2007)

“The Ethanol Alliance,” by Alvaro Vargas Llosa (Washington Post Writers Group, April 4, 2007)

“Farmers’ Harvest a Bumper Crop of Subsidies,” by William F. Shughart II

David J. Theroux (1949–2022) was Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Institute.
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