Or, at the least animal feed, so the price at the grocery store isn't as bad, and farmers/ranchers are not as pinched as before.
That's why you see "Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)" working on gettign rid of the corn/ethanol requirement. The requirement is raising the cost of corn so much that it is becoming cost prohibitive for ranchers to use corn to feed their cattle.
That's the thing with Microsoft. Since anyone can make compatible hardware, you go from Cheap plastic crap that lasts a day to good quality stuff that will last a life time. You have a range, so you have to pay attention to the brand.
They wouldn't have lead a bloody and long armed revolution against the English Crown. Should George Washington not have done that? Gandhi & MLK are great men, but their way isn't the end all be all. It's one tactic in a bag of tactics.
No, the Bush "cronies" were good. They new back in the early 90's that invading Iraq was a fool errand. Same with Afghanistan. But look at Halliburton's profits since we engaged in "state building" over there.
Same reason why slave owners gave up slavery for workers - you don't have to take care of them. Communist leaders "gave up" communism by transferring public entities to themselves as private businesses making them instant billionaires with no legal obligation for the workers/people anymore.