The Sugar Industry and Corporate Welfare

In a hall of fame for corporate-welfare queens, the sugar industry would occupy a place of special honor. For decades, powerful sugar growers have gotten politicians to enrich them with a protectionist scheme that inflates domestic sugar prices to the detriment of American consumers, American manufacturers, American farmers, and the American economy as a whole.

How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart

While Costco unquestionably provides better jobs than Wal-Mart and its Sam’s Club division, is its overall impact much better when community, environmental and other concerns are weighed?