The result, complained President Joe Biden recently, is too much market concentration: "Four big corporations control more than half the markets in beef, pork and poultry!"

His remedy, sadly, is to give your tax money to some smaller meatpackers.

Of course, such subsidies and regulations increase market concentration.

"The bigger the government, the bigger the corporations," Massie points out. "People who don't like big corporations haven't figured that out."