[ExI] Universal basic income
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 14:09:10 UTC 2017
Get the government out of food production now. That's the main reason I'm
the US that there's so much waste. dan
In the example of the peaches, which I remembered from a while back, it was
the grower's association rules that forced the farmers to dump the peaches
- not the feds.
On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 8:29 PM, Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com>
> On Jan 17, 2017, at 2:30 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> re Spike's point about giving away food:
> Thousands of tons of food, such as peaches, are dumped on the ground to
> rot because they don't meet the association's standards for retail sale.
> The people you would give them to would not buy fresh peaches anyway, so it
> can't hurt the market.
> And why not give some of the corn and wheat to our homeless instead of
> sending it overseas? Recall that I am weak in economics. I know we have
> to give some away just for our public image.
> Get the government out of food production now. That's the main reason I'm
> the US that there's so much waste. (And it's not because the US sends corn
> overseas to destroy foreign farm economies -- maybe an unintended result,
> but if the US repeats this time and again why not think it might be
> intended.) And this includes not just stopping crop destruction orders but
> also allowing full free trade in food (and everything else).
> Amazes me that avowed libertarians have to be told this. ;)
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