Tuesday, July 06, 2004

The POSIWID of the cure is to protect the disease

Gary Younge in today’s Guardian on the POSIWID of globalisation:

Politically, Haiti may be on the road to becoming a failed state, but economically it has been a (US/World Bank/IMF approved) model of open borders and liberalism, with the lowest customs tariffs and least-protected industries in the Caribbean. In the 1980s it produced 80% of its rice. Now it imports nearly 80% of it from the US, where rice production is subsidised.

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