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 Post subject: Michelle Obama's "food deserts"
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:16 pm 
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Get a snarking.

Not a terribly objective one, but it <i>is</i> labeled "commentary".


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 Post subject: Re: Michelle Obama's "food deserts"
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:16 pm 
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Thomas Sowell once described his brother confronting a mob of rioters, asking "After you burn down this man's store, where are you going to shop?" Their "answer" was to burn down the store, and subsequently they had to leave their neighborhood to buy groceries.

There's a reason why people don't open stores in certain neighborhoods.

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 Post subject: Re: Michelle Obama's "food deserts"
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:58 pm 
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In February, she promoted it in a Philadelphia neighborhood she said had just emerged from a 10-year period without a supermarket—thanks to subsidies from the enlightened state government of Pennsylvania.

It's not clear if the 10-year "food drought" was caused or ended by subsidies - probably both.

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