Paying Farmers to Farm Poor Land

Written by Gary North on June 11, 2012

One of the oldest and most entrenched boondoggles is the crop insurance program. The federal government pays the premiums for privately sold, highly profitable insurance to farmers. If crop prices fall, farmers get paid. Why pays them? Taxpayers who live in cities. So, if food prices are high, taxpayers lose. But if food prices fall, […]

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Making Food Stamps More Tasty Politically

Written by Gary North on March 23, 2012

The government has a problem. Most Americans realize that sticking a gun in someone’s belly and telling him to hand over his wallet is a crime. It’s also immoral. That is what the welfare state does. But it justifies this because Congress voted for it. Add a badge to a gun, and theft becomes legal. […]

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