Pigs Launch War Against Pigs – Literally

A must watch video:

A family farm in rural Michigan may be shut down by a Government Entity who has passed a law stating that the breed of hogs they are raising are a threat to neighboring croplands. In truth, the Big Pork Industry has been planning this campaign to take down all family farms with hopes to eventually siege complete control of the American Food Supply. This short-film was created with hopes to inspire the public to take action.

The Baker Family website is www.bakersgreenacres.com and their battle has just begun. Please join in their fight.

  • Scott Gaff

    Like Waco (Baco–he he– er, maybe not)? Well, no matter who wins at least we can have a pork roast afterward.

  • Scott Gaff

    When you said “literally” all i could think about was how cute it would be to witness all those little piggies wearing army helmets in a survivalist compound. Still, this corporatist lobbying is BS. Are you familiar with opensecrets.org? yes, the republicans get the most contributions but i figure that’s because the majority of interests are already ideologically supported by Democrats. We need a cursory examination of these aggregates for thorough understanding.

  • Scott Gaff

    One other thing… contributions also happen to be aimed at whomsoever’s in power. Like I said, we need to truly study the empirical factors through the lens of Praxeology. An absolute rejection of empiricism and aggregates is ridiculous; it’s just as ridiculous as Logical Positivism.

    • Austrians don’t outright reject empiricism, they reject the idea that empiricism can be used to create economic theory.  From the Austrian perspective, empiricism is used to SUPPORT the praxeological conclusions.  

      For example, if praxeological analysis says that unemployment benefits prolong the period people remain unemployed, then an Austrian economist might look to empirical studies that support the praxeological model as further evidence that the praxeology is correct. 

      However, an Austrian would never look at unemployment statistics and then try to draw conclusions from an econometric model.  That would be the exact inverse of what an Austrian would do.

      • Scott Gaff

        a bit cluttered, i know, but my main rejection is when a radical Austrian Economist (yes– economist, not “fan”) outright rejects aggregates (and so maybe I’m wrong about the empiricism bit), which does happen (krugmaninwonderland).

        RationalWiki’s article on Austrian Economics is loaded with strawmen. I’m no expert, but i have enough sense to know when they have no idea what they’re talking about:

        “Perhaps one reason they are so uncomfortable with empiricism is that Austrian economists are more interested in defending the political ideology of libertarianism than they are in advancing economic understanding, and rigorous testing can sometimes undermine deeply held political beliefs.”

        Now, what’s the case with falsification? Doesn’t Human Action make the case for falsification, attacking verification; and wasn’t Hazlitt’s Failure of the New Economics a book about falsifying Keynes? So why the argument that AEs don’t believe in falsification? That’s a sincere question I’m asking (agitated by insincere blowhards).

      • Scott Gaff

         and yes, what you said makes perfect sense