The Lollipop War   Leave a comment

dumdumsnewLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/04/26/179295426/episode-454-the-lollipop-war

Summary: Planet money explores the struggle between two iconic American industries—the lollipop makers and the sugar growers— over “fair” regulations set forth by Congress in the farm bill.

Length: 19:19 min

Original air date: April 26, 2013

Discussion Prompt: What are the economic impacts of the subsidy on sugar for: farmers, candy producers, U.S. citizens, U.S. consumers?  Why do you think sugar subsidies persist, and why do you think this fight about sugar has been ongoing in the U.S. government for so many years?

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