Friday, July 26, 2013

Yes, the Federal Government Hoards Raisins

"Last month the Supreme Court ruled on an obscure little case called Horne v. Department of Agriculture, brought by a California raisin farmer who claims that by requiring him to pay into this so-called raisin reserve, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is illegally confiscating his private property. The case didn’t attract much media attention because the unanimous ruling was just a logistical one—it was kicked it back to a lower court—that was dwarfed by the gay-marriage and voting-rights decisions, which, understandably, are much bigger political issues than dried fruit." Read the article: Yes, the Federal Government Hoards Raisins by Claire Suddath, July 11, 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek