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Yes, Slash Farm Subsidies — But Don't Stop There

Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 5:22 PM
Paidion, Only a small percentage of the population has a real gut-feel for how free markets work. You don't, and it's unlikely that you ever will. But you might try Friedman's "Free to Choose" - it's an easy read, and might help you as it did me.

THANKSGIVING IS behind us. The fiscal "cliff" looms ahead. And in less than six weeks, Massachusetts will have a new senator. Let's try to link them all in a single column.

As a candidate for the US Senate, Elizabeth Warren showed a livelier interest in raising federal revenues than in cutting government spending. But about one spending target the senator-elect has been admirably blunt. When asked to name some items in the federal budget she'd like to see slashed, the first program she cites is one of the most indefensible: agriculture subsidies.

To be sure, it's easier to oppose welfare...