Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution Epub

Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution Fair Trade is an enormously popular idea in Christian and secular circles alike Who, after all, could be against fairness Victor V Claar, however, raises significant economic and moral questions about both the logic and economic reasoning underlying the fair trade movement In this monograph, Claar suggests that, for all its good intentions, fair trade may not be of particular service to the poor, especially in the developing world Interesting read questioning the tactics of fair trade, while highlighting some of its virtues Written in the mid to late 2000s, some of this discussion might be outdated, but not all of the logic rests on current statistics on price of coffee and current players in the Fair Trade movement Interesting read, but doesn t settle the question If nothing else, it will help one to askinformed questions about this approach. Concise and succinct presentation of the economic issues involved with the fair trade movement Highly recommend this quick read in evaluating the fair trade structure Claar is an associate professor of economics at Henderson State University in Arkansas He is a Episcopalean writing from a Christian perspective The book particularly analyses the efforts to help coffee growers with fair trade prices Claar concludes that coffee bean farmers arehurt by this effort than helped by it.

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