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Dr. Feld,
What is your take on the effect of farm subsidies on the health of Americans and the increased expense within the healthcare infrastructure?

This question came to mind recently after reading about a proposed 'soda tax' to be used to fund obesity education and/or services with in a specific community.

My take is that farm subsidies (specifically for corn) distort the economic effects of products utilizing corn byproducts.

Here are some articles I came across which address this issue somewhat:



I had planned to blog this topic but am having trouble putting my thoughts into coherent words.
Maybe you can answer the question.

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