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Money as the Root of Starvation

This article discusses how market dynamics can lead to famines.  It's pretty straightforward: when a culture believes that everything must be owned by somebody, and that it's okay to kill people for not having enough money, a typical result is that some people wind up with way more than they need while others starve and die.  Personally, I'm not okay with that, but I'm a minority opinion.

Laurent Pinsolle | How the Free Market Leads to Famines
Laurent Pinsolle, Marianne2: "In its November 21 issue, The Economist looks into the fascinating theme of agriculture and wonders what we shall do to feed the world. Although it supports deregulation, the uber-capitalist free market weekly nonetheless provides arguments for its opponents."
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