Posts Tagged by farmers
|January 11, 2015||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
US farm subsidies benefit 19 major insurance corporations and the largest growers. The cash flow lets Wells Fargo, Archer-Daniels-Midland, etc dominate.
|January 7, 2015||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles|
Modern urban people are to be forgiven if they think land is not important any more. But read on to see just how costly land permission is.
|September 6, 2014||Posted by Staff under Environmental, Land Disputes|
If you can own water during a drought, you can reap a fortune. But can you morally absentee-own water — or Earth — any time?
|March 27, 2014||Posted by Staff under Environmental, Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
If you got water for free and owned lots of land and wielded lots of power, would you bother to conserve or stay traditional?
|March 16, 2014||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Why’s your organic food more expensive, not having to pay for chemicals and heavy equipment?
|February 14, 2014||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
Land grabs by wealthy foreign investors are on the rise in America’s heartland. Will the US subsidize them, too?
|February 10, 2014||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles|
You want a lesson in what sets the prices you must pay for everything you buy? it all gets its start in the power struggle between owners and others.
|January 8, 2014||Posted by Staff under Health|
Have GMO seeds had their day in the sun? The past might be the future for farmers. A competitive market could spell the end of GMOs.
|December 18, 2013||Posted by Staff under Rent recovery or avoidance|
Salt farmers four score years ago protested the British salt tax; now it’s the ground rent of the Indian government feeling oppressive.
|December 10, 2013||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
Once the world was Americanized. Now Africa is Chinized. Where few natives farmed, now Chinese agri-business harvests rice for hungry compatriots back home.
|November 15, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
What’s wrong with this picture? Destroy food to drive up its price. There’s got to be a better way. There is. Pay citizens a dividend from natural rents. This rent dividend will go further in the countryside where the cost of living is much lower. Farmers could take a break — and so could farmland.