In the US meat in general is inexpensive but ribs in particular are way cheap. In Australia you can buy pork ribs for around $16 per kilo.
In the US it netts out to around half that.
I know it's a complex interaction of government subsidies, wages competition, and production techniques but man I wish I had access to cheap meat.
I also recognise that it's very bad for the environment but man I skydive! People in glass houses should not throw stones.