Monday, August 27, 2012

Breaking news!

The New Deal is very old hat for one Seattle dairy--it keeps their home delivery service going;

Home milk delivery saves me time and trips to the grocery store. But what I didn't expect is that it's saving my family money, too.
We pay $2.79 for a half-gallon of 2% local, farm-fresh milk. This is 70 cents less than what we were spending on a comparable product at our neighborhood store. 
In the 21st century doctors have no memories of making house calls, but the milkman survives!  For which, Smith Bros. can thank FDR (and Alger Hiss, speaking of the evil men do living after them, who got entry to government thanks to the Agricultural Adjustment Administration) and the cartelization of the dairy industry all the way back in the 1930s.
The only way Smith Bros can compete price-wise is because almost every other producer of dairy products has to sell through a government controlled scheme that keeps prices artificially high.  Smith Bros is exempt from that because it is a cow-to-consumer operation that can 'cut out the middleman'--by being the middleman itself.
As has been often said, a government program is the closest thing to eternal life there is.

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