Friday, November 2, 2007

Agriculture policy part I of many to come

I have been ruminating on agricultural policy lately, and before I can get to my full-blown thoughts, I will need to lay the groundwork.  This single graphic does so in stunningly simple fashion:

We give away a ton of money to make certain foods cheap: corn, soybeans, meat & milk.  The question that I really want to grapple with is whether this is good.  Certainly many people are cataloging the problems, but what about the upsides?

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