The Insanity of Farm Subsidies

I've reported repeatedely about the insanity of farm subsidies. Now Johan Norberg has an interesting post about how these farm subsidies just keep getting more and more insane:

"First they paid farmers to farm.

Then they paid farmers not to farm.

Then they took another step by paying non-farmers not to farm.

And just when you thought they´d run out of ideas, here comes the logical conclusion: Agricultural subsidies for the dead. Washington Post reports that deceased farmers in the US get $157 million a year. That makes a decent wage per working hour."

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