Dec 15 2008

Collier view on food

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In the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs, development economist Paul Collier takes aim at the “politics of hunger.” In his thoughtful article he urges politicians to take steps to lower food prices. To do so, he argues, could be unpleasant, however, since governments must end their “bias against big commercial farms and genetically modified crops and doing away with damaging subsidies.” The real enemy, he insists, is “populism,” a brand of politics he believes “will block the policies needed to address the food crisis.”

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