Turns Out 'FairTrade' Harms Not Helps

Posted by khalling 5 years, 8 months ago to Culture
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From our medical thriller, "Pendulum of Justice,"
"It was dusk as he headed over to the Great Smoky National Park on US 441. The air was biting at his skin and his fingers were numb. By the time he reached the town of Cherokee, he could barely feel his fingers. He stopped at Tribal Grounds Coffee and ordered a hot chocolate from a girl with dark black hair, who seemed indifferent to his presence. It was a New-Age place that served overpriced coffee to Americans who had guilty consciences about living in a wealthy country. A sign prominently announced that all of their coffees were organic, ‘fair trade’ coffees."
SOURCE URL: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/its-official-fairtrade-screws-over-labourers/15082#.U4s_8PldXnG

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  • Posted by Maphesdus 5 years, 8 months ago
    Wow, that's pretty crazy. I wonder, are the people who are in charge of the whole fair trade thing doing it on purpose and then misleading the public about the effects? I wouldn't be surprised if they were...
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    • Posted by 5 years, 8 months ago
      I think it is brilliant marketing. Regardless of the intentions, just like so much aid going to Africa, in the end systems break down where natural rights are not protected
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