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    Happy Halloween: Candy-Crushing Cronyism

    This Halloween, millions of Americans will, as every year, be handing out candy. But this year, the real trick could be finding treats made in the U.S.A. Because of government cronyism aimed at protecting big sugar producers, much of the candy in your child’s bag will come from overseas. According … More

    Be Mine: Sugar Industry Should Welcome Free Trade

    Valentine’s Day is synonymous with roses, chocolate, and those wonderfully sweet heart-shaped sugar candies. What isn’t so sweet about the holiday of love is the “love” that the U.S. sugar program sends to consumers in the form of higher prices and fewer jobs. The federal government has been propping up … More

    Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate

    America is addicted to chocolate.  Foreign chocolate. A majority of us consume chocolate each day.  Although the U.S. produces only 6% of the world’s cocoa, we consume more than 20%. The threat is obvious.  It’s time for government to step in and promote alternatives. Any day, President Obama will be … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #5: Calorie Counts Forced Down Our Throats

    You’re too fat, and vending machines are to blame. The government says so and is doing something about it. To temper the snack food cravings we are supposedly incapable of controlling, Congress is forcing vendors to post the calorie counts of vending machine items. Thus, we’ll supposedly pick the healthier … More