Why good government matters

So you don’t eat eggs filled with Salmonella, of course.  I’m sure you’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that Bush era policies against regulation helped set the stage for the massive egg contamination.  Jon Cohn explains:

The next time you hear a conservative ranting about big government, ask him how he likes his eggs–plain or with a side of salmonella.

The answers are long and complicated, so, for the moment, let me focus on just one element: The new standards for egg production. Based on what several sources, including former FDA officials, tell TNR, the saga of these standards seems like a case study in how conservative politics and conservative politicians have weakened federal regulation, exposing the public to greater health risks

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to Why good government matters

  1. Ben Hoffman says:

    Tainted foods are a disaster for the restaurant industry, which means deregulation is killing jobs. (Maybe)

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