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Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

By Jason Hickel We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the development ladder. Yes, … Continue reading

Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy… Is This the Right Question?

Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy… Is This the Right Question? by Tanya Kerssen We’ve been hearing a lot about quinoa lately. While US consumers prize it as a delicious ‘super-food,’ there is growing anxiety about the impact of the quinoa boom in the Andes, and particularly Bolivia, the world’s top producing country. The … Continue reading

Plutocrats: An informative and frustrating book

Chrystia Freeland Plutocrats: The rise of the new global super rich and the fall of everyone else (Doubleday Canada and Penguin Press US, 2012) reviewed by Peter Hogarth Plutocrats shows a clear influence from the Occupy movement and laments the rise of such intense income inequality around the world between the 1% and the 99%. … Continue reading

Venezuela Makes Progress towards Fairer Food System

By MIRIAM ROSS – POSITIVE NEWS, November 26th 2012 It’s a warm night in the small village of Chuao in Venezuela. Dozens of children are playing in the square in front of the old colonial church, and a local man, beating a drum he holds between his knees, sings: “This is the taste of my … Continue reading

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