Daily Archives: July 27, 2008

Let Us Now Give Thanks…

…to our government:

We now depend on a few corn and soybean strains for the majority of calories (both animal and vegetable) eaten by U.S. citizens. Our addiction to just two crops has made us the fattest people who’ve ever lived,dining just a few pathogens away from famine.
Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, 2007, pg 54

A long series of government interventions in and regulation of many different aspects of the market system has led to this state.
Those who find “the answer” in more government intervention and regulation should consider exactly what that approach has achieved to date and whether what we now have writ larger is really their goal.
If it is then we must ask whether this goal is really the health, life and liberty of this country’s and the world’s people.