Lucas Puente

Sugar Politics

15 May 2013

NPR’s Planet Money team has a great story explaining the politics behind the artificially high price of sugar in the US. Yes, you read that right:

The price in the U.S. is about 15 cents a pound higher than the price in the rest of the world.

I recommend listening to the full story to get their thoughts on why this is the case, but here’s a spoiler alert:  agricultural producers are really good at lobbying Congress.