4. Farm Subsidies
In one of its most meddlesome market practices, the government provides farmers with extra government money if the state deems that those crops could not thrive in a market economy. This policy protects producers from competitors foreign and domestic, propping up corporate interests and passing the costs on to the American taxpayer. Subsidies also are a way in which government takes ownership over industry, allowing bureaucrats, rather than consumers, to make the decisions on which companies thrive in the marketplace.