Sunday, March 11, 2007

I guess it depends on whose ox is getting subsidized...

Here's an interesting kettle of fish. Apparently subsidies are good when pork producers and corn growers receive them,and tarriffs are good when they protect corn growers and pork producers, except when those subsidies artificially affect the market and inflate prices. Huh? When don't subsidies artificially affect the market.

If it weren't for corn subsidies and government support of ethanol production, corn would remain a foodstuff and and these alternative crops, many of which can be grown on marginal ground would take its place.

There's a limit to how much government help we can stand.


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