Archive for March 29th, 2008

Interesting Reads on Fair Trade ideas

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Fair Trade For All Bookcover Fair Trade for All is a book written by Nobel Prize-winning economist and ex-World Bank official Joseph Stiglitz with development expert Andrew Charlton. Because of his background, he dwells on the more “macro” arguments for fair trade, but what is wonderful about his ideas is the “comprehensiveness” of his proposals for changing world economics. Highly recommended. From way back in 2006.

Ben Muse uses arguments from Stiglitz to inform a discussion on unfair tariffs on imports from poorer countries here. Robert Reich (former Labor Secretary) even gets into the discussion in a review of the book for the NY Times, saying that “Stiglitz is worth listening to.” Sage advice.


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