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Lower corn prices may deliver many farm bill blessings

Image Credit: Fishhawk (Flickr) (CC BY 2.0) Economists are often viewed as poor forecasters, but sometimes we get lucky—especially when government policies that are fairly obviously unsustainable over the long haul have been distorting prices in commodity markets. Such is the case with the price of corn, which is now falling. That fact has important

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Who benefits from food aid? Not whom you might expect

  In Coleridge’s classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the Ancient Mariner, a grizzled and unpleasant old sea salt, forces an unfortunate wedding guest to stop and listen to his story. He (the Ancient Mariner) holds him with his glittering eye— The Wedding-Guest stood still, And listens like a three years’ child: The Mariner hath

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