DEPARTMENTS GROW AND CHERRIES ROT
Did you know the Agriculture Department actually forces farmers to dump cherries on the ground so you pay higher prices at the supermarket?
1. What are "subsidies"?
2. Do you think it was wasteful or beneficial to destroy the cherry crops? Who did it help? Why does Ed Stringham say this sort of thing causes cherry prices to go up?
3. Should there be restrictions on how much farmers can grow? Why or why not?
4. Do we need a Commerce Department? Discuss the examples in the video of what the department does. How would things change if we didn't have this department?