Monday, April 23, 2007

Farm Bill

Michael Pollan, author the The Omnivore's Dilemma, has a fascinating piece in the NYT magazine about how the government is decreasing the quality of food, making the cheapest food the poorest quality; thus, the poor become the most unhealthy. Also note that the amount of government interference here is directly proportional to the number of illegal immigrants coming to work on farms.

The question Pollan has, and we could discuss, is what kind of policy could fix this, because overabundance has been a problem for farmers in a free market.

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