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Fixin' Healthcare

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Agriculture Policy

Federal policy has far reaching implications. Some are good, some are bad, some are intended and some are unintended. It is complicated. The passage of time can change the outcome of policy from intended to unintended and from good to bad. Too often public policy evolves to serve private interests rather than the public good. That usually happens when money replaces the original intent of the policy. Some policy is ill-conceived from the start with private interests trumping public good.

Mark Bittman offers suggestions for changing agricultural policy to benefit health, the environment and the economy. I believe Mr. Bittman is correct in his observations but I lack confidence that the federal government can reform policy to benefit the public good.



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