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 and the managing editor of PERC Reports. He holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from Montana State University and degrees in economics and environmental science from Berry College. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, High Country News, Reason, Regulation, Grist, and Distinctly Montana. ...
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