I have been ruminating on agricultural policy lately, and before I can get to my full-blown thoughts, I will need to lay the groundwork. This single graphic does so in stunningly simple fashion:
We give away a ton of money to make certain foods cheap: corn, soybeans, meat & milk. The question that I really want to grapple with is whether this is good. Certainly many people are cataloging the problems, but what about the upsides?