In my latest piece for The Rebel, I note that May 12 is the date in 1933 that FDR signed the Agricultural Adjustment Act into law, a brilliant government plan to increase prosperity by destroying wealth, specifically to feed a hungry nation by plowing food right back into the dirt. This approach has of course caught on in the public sector. But it’s also the date the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous first met, in 1935, and by creating a group reliant on voluntary organization, fellowship and humility has done far more to help mankind than any government War on Drugs, the welfare state or virtually any government program to make us better off by making us worse off.

The audio-only version is available here: [podcast title="May 12, 2016 Rebel"][/podcast]