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  •  And farmers went bankrupt, (4+ / 0-)

    lost their farms, and went hungry themselves.

    Food stamps are a way to connect people who need to sell food with people who need to buy food. Our ordinary economy is not effective or reliable at doing this, because food is different from other goods. Both demand and supply are quite inflexible at both micro and macro levels.

    "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

    by kyril on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 02:54:54 PM PDT

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