Making Stuff Is Expensive

Making physical stuff is expensive. Ford in Australia, after decades of protectionism and subsidies, has finally decided that the stuff it makes is too expensive. From 2016 about 1200 people will no longer have jobs…

Federated Farmers Is The Farmer’s Union

Over at Whaleoil Cam Slater links to a piece about the Japanese farmers who can’t compete in the global agriculture marketplace. In New Zealand, Federated Farmers is the farmer’s union. They can compete in the…