[FoRK] Re: An armed society... (freakin' Canada.)

Kevin Elliott <k-elliott at wiu.edu> on Thu Sep 20 11:19:04 PDT 2007

On Sep 20, 2007, at 10:22 AM, zuzu wrote:
> I don't think we're disagreeing.  but the pitch for subsidies isn't
> "let's make everyone poorer!", farm subsidies happen because people
> are convinced of a mythology of "farm life".

I have to ask, where do you live?

I think this is one of the interesting America/European differences.   
I don't believe that US subsidies are supported by "farm life"  
utopianism.  They're an artifact of the federal system and the power  
of the midwest.  I don't think anybody in the US is naive enough  
anymore to think American corn farmers are living in some sort of  
pastoral paradise.  Of course, Europes are more supported by pastoral  

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