If we're going to preach free trade, we ought to practice it, too. We especially need to give up our pretenses about agricultural subsidies:
Phasing out farm subsidies would not just be a demonstration of international good will by the United States. It would save U.S. taxpayers big bucks -- farm subsidies have reached nearly $20 billion a year. The bulk of those subsidies go to large agricultural operations, not small family farms.
Ten percent of the subsidized farmers get 72 percent of the money (check out the Allen County numbers). A sweet deal, as libertarians might say.