Sunday, December 04, 2005

King Cotton

American taxpayers subsidize U.S. cotton farmers to the tune of $1.3 billion a year, Jane Roberts of the Memphis Commercial Appeal writes. In "Cotton: A Fraying Future," Roberts skillfully dissects the economics and politics of cotton subsidies in a way that is understandable to the average reader. I admire her courage in taking on a topic that is so sensitive in the South and has such big implications for farmers around the world.


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