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Sugar Price Supports
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The New York Times has an illuminating dispatch, well-timed to Halloween, about the federal sugar program, which the paper describes as "a combination of import restrictions, production quotas and loan programs dating to the 1930s, all designed to keep the price of American sugar well above that of the world market."

"Opponents of the program say they hope that the $300 million the federal government will spend this year to buy excess sugar will prompt lawmakers to re-examine it," the Times reports.

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Sugar Price Supports
futureofcapitalism.com

The New York Times has an illuminating dispatch, well-timed to Halloween, about the federal sugar program, which the paper describes as "a combination of import restrictions, production quotas and loan programs dating to the 1930s, all designed to keep the price of American sugar well above that of the world market."

"Opponents of the program say they hope that the $300 million the federal government will spend this year to buy excess sugar will prompt lawmakers to re-examine it," the Times reports.

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Nutrition Rules for Snacks
smartertimes.com

A report in the Times about new nutrition rules issued by the Department of Agriculture for snacks in schools is flawed in at least two respects.

First, the online version of the Times article contains no hyperllink to the actual rules. That's just lame. Reports on the same topic by National Public Radio (here) and the Washington Post (here) both carried links to the rules. In 2013, with the Internet in existence, readers who want to learn more about a topic should be able to click and access a primary source document rather than relying on a reporter's summary.

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