Posts Tagged ‘ fair trade ’

Buying nice is not being nice, “Granny-D” died

Mar 28th, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. The Economics of Being Nice Where the researchers and commentators go wrong is in the beginning. They think that buying an ‘ethical’ mutual fund…or a ‘green’ car…is a form of being nice. It is nothing of the sort. It is a substitute for being nice. Being
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How “fair price” led to less revenue for producers

May 22nd, 2009 | By

Lamb on the spit A “freakonimics” example: It is a tradition in Crete to eat lamb for Easter – preferably lamb roasted on a spit. This year, a consumers co-op that runs a chains of super-markets, intervening to help consumers and producers both get a good deal, created an unpredictable result: lack of lamb for
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