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Killing Me Softly : Toxic Waste, Corporate Profit, and the Struggle - 02 edition

Killing Me Softly : Toxic Waste, Corporate Profit, and the Struggle (ISBN10: 1583670831; ISBN13: 9781583670835)
ISBN13: 978-1583670835
ISBN10: 1583670831

Summary: The political economy of toxic waste was summed up by Lawrence Summers--then chief economist at the World Bank, later U.S. Treasury Secretary--in his notorious claim that poor people live in environments that are, from an economic point of view, not sufficiently polluted. In its ceaseless search for profit, the toxic waste industry now routinely endangers the health of people around the worlds and the planet itself.

Girdner and Smith's Killing Me Softly exa moremines the growth of the toxic waste industry and the economic logic behind its expansion. It gives a hard-hitting account of the damage it has done throughout the United States. It focuses in particular on the struggle of the people of Mercer County, Missouri, against the plans of Amoco Waste-Tech to establish a huge toxic waste landfill in the county. It shows how the persistence of ordinary people in a poor and politically marginalized area could prevail against the predations of corporate power.

Although race and ethnicity play a crucial role in deciding which communities are targeted for toxic waste dumps, Girdner and Smith argue that the critical cleavage within the United States and globally is that of class. The struggle for environmental justice has an important role to play in empowering poor communities and bringing them into a larger movement for social justice. less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Published: 09/01/2002
International: No

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