walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

what is it with people and farm policy?

It's not like R. or I are totally ignorant of the world of the Great Depression, or that we haven't read about what caused it. But neither one of us ever put the no-more-horses thing together with the too-much-food thing.

And biofuels got pushed without people really putting together the whole fuel-crops = not-enough-food (which, mind you, is _great_ for farmers making money) until after the shortages caused riots.

You would think we'd be able to do the math by now, especially given the sheer volume of screen time devoted to depicting the Amish -- a group of people who built Crazy World on a firm foundation of thoughtful avoidance of technology.
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