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Tag Archives: food

Farmers May Reap Subsidy Boom on Record Crops

Every time we post a story on crop subsidies there are at least a few people out there who jump up and down and swear that taxpayers paying to subsidize farmers (really agribusiness) isn’t welfare.

It’s welfare.

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Can You Uber a Burger?

You sure can, and lots else besides.

With mobile computing markets for practically everything are much more dynamic and useful for the average person.

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You want $14.00/hour for unskilled work? OK, please meet your replacement. (Picture)

The SEIU and other unions want very much to turn fast food workers into a unionized force. The Dems want desperately to turn fast food workers into unionized voters. The “minimum wage debate” centers around giving unsophisticated potential voters something to motivate them to the voting booth.

The problem is an increase in the minimum wage will only hasten the destruction of low skill jobs.

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PA Department of Agriculture cracks down on seed libraries*

This is insane. A small town wants to have a place where people can come and get seeds for free, perhaps some of them “heirloom” seeds, so that they can plant a garden from season to season. The state Department of Agriculture hears about it and brings officials and lawyers into the town to explain that the seed library is in violation of the 2004 Seed Act.

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How to beat inflation in the fast food biz? Add wood pulp to your burgers. Mmmm.

You may have noticed that portion sizes are down throughout the grocery store. For instance I bought a package of cookies the other day for the first time in at least a couple of years and was surprised to find that there was a lot more packaging and way fewer cookies than there used to be. Way fewer cookies. But the price was roughly the same or even perhaps a bit higher.

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