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Federal Farm Policy is Hopelessly Corrupt

American Institute for Economic Research, July 1, 2001 Federal Farm Policy Is Corrupt Regardless of the Latest Uproar James Bovard – Federal agricultural policy has been permeated by political racketeering since President Franklin Roosevelt appointed America’s first farm dictator in 1933. On Tuesday, the Washington Post revealed that Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, purchased […]

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FFF: The Great Sugar Robbery Continues

The Great Sugar Robbery Continues by James Bovard Seventeen years ago, The Future of Freedom Foundation published my piece “The Great Sugar Shaft.” That article hammered federal sugar policy as one of the most brazen interventionist failures in American history. Unfortunately, the political looting of sugar consumers and food producers continues unabated. Federal price supports […]

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D.C. Metro Subway Screws Customers, Clamors for Subsidies

“Metro, citing drop in subway ridership, urges Congress to boost transit benefit” reads the Washington Post headline.  The DC subway system has been screwing riders almost every chance possible in recent years – especially with endless weekend planned slowdowns for “track maintenance.”  The weekend work crews (probably receiving double or triple overtime) and they are […]

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MP3 of Scott Horton Show Interview on Food for Peace

Scott Horton and I had fun yesterday discussing the twisted history of U.S. foreign aid on his radio show. The show was spurred by yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article on Food for Peace, but farm subsidies took a thrashing across the board. There was also enough time to kick the stuffing out of ethanol. Okay, […]

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