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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rising Food Prices Create Fear of Unrest


“World Bank President Robert Zoellick said global food prices have reached ‘dangerous levels’, underlining the anxiety among governments keen to head off a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, which sparked riots in countries from Egypt to Haiti.” (Reuters)

Deregulate, desubsidize farming. And, government, stop turning corn into ethanol.

FEE Timely Classic
“Ending Farm Subsidies Wouldn’t Help the Third World? It Just Ain’t So” by E.C. Pasour Jr.