A shocking story in Politico details the utter lunacy of the U.S. government’s COVID-19 measures on American agriculture.
In a free market, agricultural producers stay tuned to demand from grocery markets and restaurants. Farmers supply foodstuffs in close relation to market signals from months or seasons earlier.
But in a government-directed, centrally planned economy, government plays middleman. It disrupts market signals and takes over market behavior. Government becomes food supplier as well as director of agriculture.
As of April 26, 2020, millions of Americans are now standing in government lines for food. Simultaneously, America’s farmers are forced to dump millions of pounds of fresh produce into waste pits. Governments everywhere has ordered all restaurants closed in supposed response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Increasing data show the Coronavirus poses less than a 1% mortality risk