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Dagny Taggart - You’ve Been Cropped: The Case to Abolish Farm Subsidies

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Farm subsidies were originally created to provide assistance to family farmers. They were supposed to be taxpayer-friendly ways of supporting small farms, keeping the agriculture industry successful and helping all citizens to be able to afford basic staples. 2,372 more words

Government Policy

In the NYT’s Op-Ed, Rethinking the Word ‘Foodie’, Mark Bittman admits to cringing upon hearing a woman introduce herself as a “FOODIE.”  He considers the term too demeaning to be associated with “SOMEONE WHO CARES ABOUT GOOD FOOD.” 434 more words

Food Policy

Paying To Be Good

Who knew that raising the price of a given product would dissuade people from buying it?

Well, surprise or not, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority… 812 more words

Agricultural Subsidies: Perception is Not Reality

I’ve resided in small-town Maryland almost my entire life (a short twenty years). The town I currently live in, Woodsboro, has a population of 1,176 people (according to 2012 estimates). 554 more words


The CLA reacts hysterically to ideas of removing farm tax-exemptions ; the dependency on state handouts is akin to drug addiction.

I’m tempted to emulate the satire of Tom Pride’s Pride’s Purge with this story, but in truth it needs no satire.

Apparently a “leaked document” purports to suggest that Labour are thinking about removing business rate exemptions on Agricultural Land, which could raise £500M. 476 more words