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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Farm's End

I really do not have the slightest clue what our political parties stand for, nor do I know what Americans want.
To wit, a lot of people want the government out of our lives, but it seems to be OK if the government intrusion causes the prices we pay for food to be a bit lower.

And so on...

In New Hampshire, an 11-generation family farm has been sold:

Each year it has become harder for family farms to compete with industrial scale agriculture — heavily subsidized by the government — underselling them at every turn," Klinkenborg wrote. "In a system committed to the health of farms and their integration with local communities, the result would have been different. In 1632, and for many years after, the Tuttle farm was a necessity. In 2010, it is suddenly superfluous, or so we like to pretend."
Government policies are driven by our blind compulsion.
Let us open our eyes.


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