Archive for August 8th, 2013

Farm Pork Even After Death


Thursday August 8th, 2013   •   Posted by Carl Close at 3:57pm PST   •   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 PST   •   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 makes it...
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