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Publication Date: July 2003

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Dean Baker; Mark Weisbrot

Topic: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (Agricultural economics and farm holdings)

Keywords: Agricultural subsidies; Economic development; Wealth redistribution

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Responding to a New York Times editorial, “The Rigged Trade Game,” this paper notes that while many of the agricultural subsidies in rich countries are ineffective and sometimes harmful, the impact of their elimination should not be exaggerated.