The real culprit of Big Meat

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Arizona grassfed beef rancher and PERC Enviropreneur alum Paul Schwennesen has an essay in The Freeman today addressing Big Meat and the policies that perpetuate it:

...it is my view that the consolidation of the meat industry is really due to a couple of problems unrelated to corporate meat processors.  In fact, Big Meat is simply the byproduct of two seemingly “good” government programs:  agricultural subsidies and stringent processing regulations.
The whole essay is available here. Also related: here is Paul on food safety.
Shawn Regan is a research fellow at PERC. He holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from Montana State University and degrees in economics and environmental science from Berry College. He is also a visiting fellow at the Breakthrough Institute. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, High Country News, Reason, Regulation, Grist, and...
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