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  •  Food aid is a big part of the problem (1+ / 0-)
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    FinchJ

    because it undermines local producers.

    More than money, what the world needs is a radical change in the terms of trade.

    •  Solve that problem tomorrow (1+ / 0-)
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      glorificus

      Fine. Directly feeding a billion people is a short term solution. It undermines the free market. Yes, we need a radical change in trade worldwide.

      Those are massively complex problems to solve. Let's start with something simple AND CHEAP! that can have an enormous impact. In the grand scheme of things, $30 Billion is not much.

      It's time for cheaper solar power! Zenman Energy

      by ZenManProject on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:32:57 AM PST

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      •  There is no free market. Just examine the terms (1+ / 0-)
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        isabelle hayes

        of these treaties imposed by the IMF and other international agencies. Basically we get full access to their markets in exchange for a pitance of money that too often lands up in the hands of a corrupt elite. Refer to Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein and Bad Samitarians by Ha-Joon Chang a student of Joseph Stiglitz. The international markets are rigged to screw the developing world. Those tools we used to build the US economy since the 18th Century like tariffs are unavailable to developing nations because of these treaties.

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