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The Story of Broke

Annie Leonard, who gained widespread recognition with her viral video “The Story of Stuff,” and the book and website that followed has a new video in the series called  “The Story of Broke.

The focus of the video is on the fact the United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gases, and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn’t working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this “dinosaur economy” on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money. “The Story of Broke” calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions — renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste, and more — that can deliver jobs and a healthier environment.