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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Senator Puts Business Subsidy in Spotlight


“Every year, the federal government spends hundreds of millions of dollars to market agricultural products abroad—sending taxpayers’ money to subsidize the advertising campaigns of some of the country’s largest brand names, according to a report by the Senate’s chief waste-watcher…. Overall, the marketing program spends more than $200 million every year to pay for advertising, research and promotional travel around the globe for company and trade association executives seeking to raise their products’ profiles.” (Washington Times)

Truly outrageous.

FEE Timely Classic
“Welfare for the Rich” by Robert P. Murphy