Valentine's Day is marked by displays of love and affection, but the holiday's relationship with U.S. policies could be described as love-hate.
On Valentine's Day people across the country are looking for gifts for their loved ones. Unfortunately for these Americans swept up in the spirit of the holiday, sugar subsidies raise candy prices and introduce other economic distortions. At the same time, trade agreements with other countries have reduced tariffs and lowered prices for roses, making them available and affordable. Read more here...
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