Originally Posted by indesertum
i dont think we have corn subsidies anymore
They haven't been ended- and they're still in the new farm bill, so even after that passes, they'll be back. The only farm subsidy that's been ended in recent years are the direct payments that gave you money for land whether there are crops there or not (the infamous "paying people to not grow crops" provision).
You would notice if corn subsidies ended. For one, you would see a whole lot less HFCS- the reason that shiat exists is because corn subsidies and sugar tariffs combine to make the HFCS cheaper, even if not by much. Massive corn subsidies go away, and *poof*, everybody is drinking coke with real sugar in it.
Originally Posted by kwilkinson
Our terrible subsidy policy has nothing to do with the prices in Europe vs America. Although yes God bless our ability to get good alcohol relatively cheaply
True, but look at the price of a decent basic scotch versus a bourbon of similar quality. If only the UK would subsidize barley to the same extent!
But yeah, only marginally relevant.