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Since the cause of the food shortage is likely to be economic inequality and a lack of means for redress within the legal and political framework, I would wager the opposite. The countries where people starve are, I should think, the countries where there is a lack of political freedom coupled with a high degree of economic "freedom." In other words, the countries where plutocrats are free, and proles are unfree.

As an aside, the Freedom House list is a sad joke. To take just a couple of striking examples, Liberia is listed as being more free than Lebanon, Columbia is listed as more free than Venezuela, Afghanistan is listed as more free than Russia and Iraq is listed as more free than Cuba. I call bullshit.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 02:46:02 AM EST
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