Fri, 11 September 2020
Phil Harvey is today’s guest, discussing his recent book and a few ways that tax dollars are distributed to some for questionable reasons. Phil shares everything from billionaires receiving million-dollar payouts for owning farmland to customers paying double the price of sugar in the local grocery store.
[1:40] How are taxpayers getting burned by welfare going to many of the wrong places?
[4:30] How are the well-to-do getting welfare?
[6:30] Jason and Phil discuss the bonuses received by owners of farmland for no apparent reason.
[11:30] Some coastal cities have zoned land in such a way that housing has become unaffordable.
[16:30] Is the open spaces argument, “you’ve already got yours, so you’re not going to share?”
[18:15] Everyone pays twice as much as they should have to pay for sugar, to benefit which sugar baron?