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That's certainly part of the function, but if it were the principal one, then we wouldn't see slums growing so rapidly in slumdog India where landholdings remain tiny by law (no forced migration as farms become concentrated as in other countries), and grain imports are negligible (India remains largely self sufficient in food (India imports grain on net only low production years and also imports fruits and vegetables, like many high income countries do too.)
by santiago on Tue Nov 23rd, 2010 at 07:55:32 PM EST
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