2007/04/22

The political urgency of farm subsidies

Michael Pollan has a good article explaining all the damage done by America's system of agricultural subsidies. Free markets on their own lead to bad outcomes in food production, but the federal subsidies, rather than seeking to correct the biases of markets, make them far worse. These are extremely important issues, and Pollan seems to be the only one really writing about them.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

It's ironic that Pollan's article, despite barely touching on the issue, is a better treatment of immigration than most other stuff emerging from the mainstream media.