Fair-Trade—the very notion of “helping poor people” by stabilizing and guaranteeing steady market prices in arenas rife with flux—is bullsh*t…from the point of view of an idealistic, right-of-the-right libertarian. So what’s wrong with Fair-Trade, according to these hard-righters? The below is a small excerpt. For more, click Doonesbury comic below and go to “lowercase liberty.”
Fair Trade is the same story on a smaller (and yes, voluntary) scale. When you choose to spend your dollars on Fair Trade products, not only are you not helping out the poorest coffee growers or farm workers; you’re actually steering wealth away from them. I don’t know too many leftists who feel sanguine about further impoverishing the poorest of the working poor, and yet that’s what all leftist economic policy amounts to — even, it turns out, when that policy is pursued peacefully.
For another, more on-the-ground and perhaps less philosophical perspective, click the below photo:
hot on elephant
How I stopped Speed Dating my Passions & finally Committed. 236 shares New Moon in Scorpio: Only those who Believe in Magic will Find It. 7,073 shares She Smiles as she Cries: the Story of High-functioning Depression. 5,119 shares A Homemade Buddhist Ritual for Letting Go. 622 shares November Energy Forecast: Love & the Twin Flame magic of 11:11. 1,865 share 10 Things to Know about Dating a Scorpio (& Why they Love Sex). 605 shares Living with C-PTSD Following an Abusive Relationship. 3,012 shares Why we must Break to Heal. 1,045 share Why it’s Okay we Won’t ever have Sex. 327 shares To my Diego: 4 Poems by Frida Kahlo that Demonstrate the Exquisite Nature of Love. 657 shares