The list of peanut containing products under recall keeps growing. According to MSNBC this morning some 125 products are now listed, including some dog food. I, for one, find the amount mind boggling--31 million pounds. And according to the article the company, Peanut Corp., isn't one of the industry giants. More evidence, as if we needed it, of the dis-economies of scale. Before anyone realizes there is a problem it has spread to every corner of the country. I wonder how many breathed a sigh of relief when the problem of melamine-tainted products was limited to pet food or to products only sold for human consumption in Asia? I don't think we had all that much to be relieved about.
Barefoot In The Garden has an interesting and funny comment on our current situation. Obama inherited something already so broken he can't do any more damage to it. In spite of all of the dyed-in-the-wool conservative Republicans bleating about free markets and small government (where HAVE they been over the last eight years?), there is little system left to conserve. The situation can get worse thanks to the momentum of events created by those same free market conservatives who forgot that greed is one of the seven deadly sins.