Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Food File: incompetence

Spectator: "How bad government caused the food crisis"

Julian Morris argues that recent shortages and price rises of staple food in Asia and Latin America have been caused as much by parasitical politicians as by poor harvests (...) >>>

Updated: 27th July 2008

CNN: "Red Cross Raises the Specter of Food Wars"

The International Red Cross warned Tuesday of a possible surge in "food-related violence" because of soaring commodity prices that are increasing hunger around the world. Most of the debate so far on the food crisis has focused on boosting aid to poorer countries, said Jakob Kellenberger, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross. But, he said, "The second dimension is there is also the potential of food-related violence." (...) >>>

Updated: 27th May 2008

Politeia: "Your Guide to Acting Irresponsibly Yet Never go to Jail"

(...) we discussed the Leftist favorite branch of surrogate ethics known as deontology - or the morality of good intent. Whatever the outcome, if intentions are good this is designed to get you out of jail, permanently. (...) The latest episode in a long history of politically motivated sins of this kind, is the scandalous starvation as a result of the current 'food crisis'. Once again, intent is beyond reproach - fixing the environmental crisis, even if so many independent scientists have repeatedly warned not to approach this too dogmatically. Bradley Doucet has the story in Le Québécois Libre: "Going Hungry: Why Biofuels are Bad for People, Prosperity, and the Planet." (...) >>>

Dated: 17th May 2008

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