Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Trade deals replace gunboats

"Where once they used gunboats and sepoys, the rich nations now use chequebooks and lawyers to seize food from the hungry. The scramble for resources has begun, but — in the short term, at any rate — we will hardly notice. The rich world's governments will protect themselves from the political cost of shortages, even if it means that other people must starve." —George Monbiot

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