Archive for August 8th, 2013

Farm Pork Even After Death

Thursday August 8th, 2013   •   Posted by Carl Close at 3:57pm PDT   •   3 Comments

Federal farm subsidies are a cash cow for the more than one million Americans who collect about $20 billion in farm-income support, disaster assistance, and crop-insurance discounts paid each year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With that kind of money floating around, one might be tempted to assume that effective controls to prevent…
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How Washington, D.C., Works (or Not), Part 4

Thursday August 8th, 2013   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:52am PDT   •   0 Comments

Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner recently conducted a very entertaining interview with the authors of another publication that readers of the MyGovCost blog might find interesting. We’ll let him describe it: Our latest podcast is called “Government Employees Gone Wild.”… It’s about a book that I’ve come to love — a most unusual book. What…
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