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Joe Truett

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520258396

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520258396.001.0001

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Subsidizing John Wayne

Subsidizing John Wayne

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(p.117) Fourteen Subsidizing John Wayne
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JOE C. TRUETT

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0014

Government subsidies to aid indigent people or elevate corporate profits have become widespread in America, and their dispensation a recurring point of contention among politicians and ordinary people. This chapter discusses the impacts of subsidy on Great Basin rangelands. It also describes a way to expose the hidden subsidies in livestock operations so as to judge long-term sustainability. The method of analysis, using energy output/input ratios, had been used for some time by ecologists to describe how ecosystems function.

Keywords:   government subsidies, subsidy, Great Basin, rangelands, livestock, ecosystems

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