Former Freeman editor Paul L. Poirot arranged this compilation of essays to point out the problems of farm policy and to provide alternative solutions. Among the authors included in this collection are John Chamberlain, Edmund A. Opitz, Grover Cleveland, W.M. Curtiss, Clarence Carson, and E.C. Pasour Jr. These essays explain how farm subsidies lead to inefficient outcomes for farmers and waste resources and capital. Particular attention is paid to discussing the destructive policies that continue to plague American agriculture.