Tag Archives | usda

Mass College Hunger is a Statistical Sham

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal sponsored a debate between myself and four of the leading academic activists on food insecurity among college students. Here is a list of those experts; my piece is reposted below. Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founding Director of […]

Continue Reading
collegehungry2-e1575323617191

Daily Caller: The Great College Hunger Hoax

American Renewal, December 2, 2019 The College Hunger Hoax: Move Over Freshman 15, Progressives Now Claim College Students Go Hungry At Rates Way Higher Than Everyone Else by James Bovard “Nearly half our college students are going hungry,” presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proclaimed on Saturday. Sanders’ tweet went viral, spurring more than 20,000 retweets and […]

Continue Reading
FFF photo trump coercion sham excerpted

Trump’s “No Coercion” Sham

TRUMP’S “NO COERCION” SHAM by James Bovard In his State of the Union address on February 5, Donald Trump received rapturous applause from Republicans for his declaration, “America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.” But this uplifting sentiment cannot […]

Continue Reading
Stalin_Roosevelt_Churchill_at_Tehran-e1488318128689

FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom

Mises Institute, January 17, 2019 FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The “Four Freedoms” Speech by James Bovard Franklin Roosevelt did more than any other modern president to corrupt Americans’ understanding of freedom. Last week was the 75th anniversary of his 1944 speech calling for a second Bill of Rights to guarantee economic freedom to Americans. […]

Continue Reading
foodstamps1

The Hill: Hunger Hoaxes Hinder Food Stamp Reform

The Hill, May 18, 2018 Hunger hoaxes hinder food stamp reform by James Bovard The Trump administration is pushing radical changes in the food stamp program as part of the farm bill. Reform efforts may be derailed by activists who vastly exaggerate hunger and portray food handouts as the epitome of social justice. But federal […]

Continue Reading
USDA_logo-trainwreck-1

The Disaster of Federal Farm Policy

Mises Institute THE DISASTER OF FEDERAL FARM POLICY by James Bovard Someone once defined metaphysics as searching in a dark room for a black cat that isn’t there. For the last 35 years in Washington, I have been searching for rational government policies. And, like that black cat, I’m starting to doubt that it is […]

Continue Reading
JPB-FFF-artwork-peanut-train-crash-peanut-1029804_1280

FFF: The Great Goober Train Wreck

Future of Freedom Foundation The Great Goober Train Wreck of 2016 by James Bovard The history of federal peanut policy is the perfect antidote to anyone who still believes that Congress could competently manage a lemonade stand. Federal spending for peanut subsidies will have risen eightfold between last year and next year — reaching almost […]

Continue Reading