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Argument: Argument thesis  U.S. farm subsidies should be restricted to small, independent farms
Node type: Node refutes parent assertion  This node refutes its parent
Parent Node: Node refutes parent assertion  Times change
Node Text: Policy action must reflect the times

True, perhaps mega-farms feed more people at lower cost. However, they also have economies of scale and can rely on covariance of growing seasons to smooth their income streams. Subsidies originally targeted to attenuate the adverse effects of cyclical revenue have little justification in this context.
Node Created: student — 2008-12-22 15:40:59

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