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Post #: 191
One of the people in Merry and Burl's book mentions the fact that "costs of supermarket foods are hidden in our taxes [and] the production and processing costs are hidden in subsidies".

It is not just the real costs of food that are being hidden. Our manufacturing base is all but gone. As jobs were lost people were advised that they needed new training and then even those jobs were outsourced. Even the poorly-paying jobs such as farm labor now pay even less and are now done almost exclusively by workers from other countries. But as Steven Colbert often says, "Who cares as long as we can buy a package of six pairs of tube socks for $2.99?".

Who has not tried to get something repaired only to find that it's cheaper to buy a new one? And that's if you can even find a repair shop anymore--remember years ago when you actually knew where the little shop was where there was an old man inside who repaired shoes? You'd go back in a few days and be so happy and surprised to find that your old shoes once again looked just like new, and it didn't cost all that much either.
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