The mad world of US farm support schemes.
I’ve argued before that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should be the top target of those seeking to shut down useless and counterproductive parts of the federal government.
But I just read a Wall Street Journal column about agriculture subsidies that has me so agitated, that I may change my mind and make the Department of Agriculture my top target for elimination.
Economists are sometimes considered to be a bit odd, and the same thing is sometimes said about libertarians.
And since I’m a libertarian economist, I realize that makes me doubly suspect.
So when I’ve written about the desirability of market-based organ transplants (see here, here, and here), I realize some people will instinctively object because selling one’s organs is somehow distasteful and icky.