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18 November 2008

The New Yorker on food scarcity

The New Yorker makes a strong argument that a free market in food is not always a good thing. 

They're not advocating collective farms, but they do warn against the dangers of half-arsed market forces.  People need a reliable source of food, it's less important that it is efficient.

I wonder if the IMF et al would change their rules on marketing boards if they had their time again?

This article is from the New Yorker's must-buy, annual, food issue, which is out now, dated November 24. 2008.  The full contents is here.


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