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Why Can’t America Solve the Hunger Problem?

21st June 2017

Read it.

Note the Aggregation Fallacy: That there is some entity called ‘America’ whose job it is to solve the hunger ‘problem’. Typically this leads to calls for the Government to Take Action, with results (or, more accurately, lack of results) as you see them.

Note, too, the proglodyte axiom that Evil Corporations are somehow to blame for all the world’s ills.

We began to really embark on a charity approach as a more serious attempt to address what was considered to be an emergency at the time—which is why it was called the “emergency food system.” But that emergency never really went away. It just became institutionalized, and there’s been a permanent amount of food insecurity around the country since then. That’s one approach.

Elementary economics: If you provide stuff for free, the demand for such stuff increases to meet the available supply. Unless and until you run out of people who want more free stuff (which will never happen), you will never run out of people who want free stuff.

Another approach was welfare reform [under the] Clinton administration. That also reinforced the need for a charity approach because it lifted the government’s role in providing for basic income for the most impoverished people in the country.

Note another proglodyte axiom: If the government doesn’t Do Something, then nothing will get done.

Note another proglodyte axiom: It’s the government’s job to ‘provide for basic income for the most impoverished’. (Not food and other services; ‘basic income’ — i.e. free money)

Fisking the rest of this Crustian narrative is left as an exercise for the reader. (Don’t worry, it won’t be a challenge.)

4 Responses to “Why Can’t America Solve the Hunger Problem?”

  1. Elganned Says:

    “Are there no prisons? And the union workhouses, are they still in operation?”

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    No, there are no prisons. There are finishing schools for gangbangers and professional criminals at taxpayer expense, and the union workhouses are full of fat cat Mafiosi.

  3. Elganned Says:

    Death panels are coming. Only instead of people making the decisions, The Invisible Hand will make the cuts.
    It’s the American Way.

  4. Tim of Angle Says:

    Democrats already have death panels — it’s called Planned Parenthood. And if they can make a few bucks on the side by selling baby parts, well, that’s THEIR idea of the American Way.