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Farming vs. capitalism

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Farmers take risks, buy things, sell things, borrow, invest, and try to make profits. But thanks to Congress, farming differs quite a bit from free-market capitalism. Let’s take a look for a second at the summary Brad Plumer has written of the farm bill, and contrast the way farming works to the way a free market works. 1) Food stamps and nutrition, $760.2 billion over 10 years. This...

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