Last week, The Washington Post reported that 36 million pounds of imported nonorganic soybeans suddenly obtained “organic” labels for domestic sale after entering California. This could happen because soybeans, like other foods, are imported via complex global supply chains, involving many different specialist businesses between the farmer and the final customer. Regulating these supply chains to ensure, for example, […]
We are in the midst of what is referred to as the “transition” – the hand off of power from one president to another. God bless America – these conversions are peaceful. Even when the exchange takes place between presidents of opposing political parties, as is currently underway. (Here’s hoping the Democrat Barack Obama Administration continues to handle this better than did the Democrat Bill | Read More »
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Thursday is, of course, our day of Thanksgiving. Where food and football serve as an accompaniment to our gathering together to celebrate our blessings. I will not bore you with all for which I am thankful personally (though that is much). Discussed here is something public policy for which I am most grateful – the end of the the Barack Obama Administration and its cronyism | Read More »
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The $4-trillion-per-year federal government works incessantly against the private sector. Likely no wing is more pernicious than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On his way to prison for defrauding taxpayers out of more than $1 million, former high-level EPA official Jon Beale said that while at the agency he was: “working on a ‘project’ examining ways to ‘modify the DNA of the capitalist system.’ He | Read More »
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Socialism doesn’t work because it tries to root out human nature. Capitalism works because it harnesses it. We are capitalists, conservatives and federalists in part because we acknowledge and understand human nature. Its possibilities – and its limitations. They are Socialists because they are Utopian fantasists. They think they can remake humanity and the planet into a Heaven on Earth. And the vehicle with which | Read More »
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Tom Vilsack is a rurally focused individual. The Democrat is a former Iowa governor – who is currently the only Department of Agriculture Secretary President Barack Obama has had. Vilsack is, of course, a partisan politician. He was a dark horse on the short list to be presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick. He wants Democrats to win elections. And it was Donkey victories | Read More »
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There has been a lot of discussion of trade of late – both here and across the Pond in Europe. As with most things subjected to public discourse – there is much mis- and disinformation being thrown around. Over There, Great Britain just voted to leave the European Union (EU). They did so because they wanted less and more localized government. They voted to shed | Read More »
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Government has two roles. Pretend to make the lives of Americans better – while actually making them worse. The first is a necessary facade – to allow them to execute the second. Is this crass and cynical? Yes, it is. But it is also accurate. Here’s some more crass accuracy. Government is like any other organism. Its primary priorities are self-preservation – and expansion. So | Read More »
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My favorite joke about government and its inanity goes something like this: A guy is running late for a meeting. He’s in his car – stuck on a single lane blacktop behind a county government truck. He can’t pass – it’s a double yellow line. Every fifty yards the county truck stops and two guys jump out of the back. Right beside the road, one | Read More »
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We American conservatives have long loathed our domestic Farm Bill – for many, many very good reasons. It is a Franklin Delano Roosevelt-New Deal collectivism relic – filled-to-the-brim with centralized nonsense that hamstrings our farm sector. Our government forces farmers to spend a lot of time, effort and money doing things that are unproductive and counterproductive. And in government, no bad idea goes un-replicated. With | Read More »
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