Steven Rattner for The New York Times: The Great Corn Con

June 24th, 2011

The New York Times

By STEVEN RATTNER

Published: June 24, 2011

FEELING the need for an example of government policy run amok? Look no further than the box of cornflakes on your kitchen shelf. In its myriad corn-related interventions, Washington has managed simultaneously to help drive up food prices and add tens of billions of dollars to the deficit, while arguably increasing energy use and harming the environment. Read More…