Friday, December 07, 2007

Lawmakers seek popular political solution to non-existent problem they don't understand

Special thanks to the lonely libertarian's father, who pointed out yesterday that USA Today is on board with the food scare hysteria. As I pointed out a few weeks ago, the worst part of these stories - and the Congressional response - is the complete and utter lack of understanding of the food industry, testing laboratories, and the science behind food safety.

It's funny that ordinary Americans and the media make a big fuss about the Patriot Act and the government's record of incompetence when it comes to national security, yet when it comes to something like food and science, people are completely blind to the fact that Congress legislates even more incompetently than they ordinarily do.


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