Last week, French Agriculture Minister Michel Barnier warned E.U. officials against “too much trust in the free market.”
“We must not leave the vital issue of feeding people,” he said, “to the mercy of market laws and international speculation.”
Yes, because the current food shortage has nothing to do with government meddling in markets in the form of subsidies, ethanol boondoggles, trade barriers, and paying farmers not to grow food. By the way, how’s all that trust in compassionate socialism coming when it comes to say, not letting old people die of heat in the summertime?