Farming systems need to fit into their natural and social environment. Sometimes we describe this as a socio-ecological niche.
This amply spells out several of the arguments I make with a lot of militant Vegans (and more rarely vegetarians) when I point out that their lifestyle’s pretty damned privileged and it would NOT work for the whole world without both mass relocation (and the consequent destruction of cultures) and drastic lowering of the human population.
The constitutional ban on sales tax is about the only good thing about living in Oregon. Though sales tax is *entirely* regressive, so kind of amazing it flies in the state that gave us Branch Dildonians, Stormfront and kept putting anti-GLBT measures on the ballot for decades.
In Europe we just include the sales tax in the price on the shelf. If the label says £1, I hand over £1. When I'm buying something I don't really care how much of that £1 is tax, how much is going to the shop, how much is going to the producer etc.