Plowshares & Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy)

Plowshares & Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy)


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Agricultural subsidies in grains, cotton, milk, sugar, tobacco, honey, wool, and peanuts are analyzed in this examination of U.S. farm policy. Looking at such programs as food stamps, crop insurance, subsidized credit, trade credit, trade subsidies and import restrictions, conservation, agricultural research, and taxation, this historical perspective argues that these subsidies ultimately redistribute wealth to powerful agricultural interests who use their political clout to advance their economic interests at the expense of the general public. This analysis of government farm programs will appeal to professors and students who study agriculture; people affected by government farm policies; public officials, and businesses affected by agricultural policy such as those in food service, retail, and distribution.

Title: Plowshares & Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy)

Author: Pasour Jr., E.C.; Rucker, Randall R.; Gardner, Bruce L. [Foreword]

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Independent Institute: 2005-09-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 0945999038

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780945999034

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780945999034

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