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ever more than before
even ever more than before 
towards future 
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Start page JUMO | Code for America | good.is |
“If you want to free a society, just give them internet access. Because people, the young guys, you know, are all going to go out and see biased media, see the truth about other nations and their own nation and they’re going to be able to contribute and collaborate together.”
“But the cheap wheat came at a high cost: unemployment. The dependence on foreign largesse, coupled with the low price of global grains, encouraged many Middle Eastern regimes to hollow out their agricultural sectors. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, trade liberalization programs pushed Egypt and Morocco, among others, into a dangerous dependence on cheap carbohydrates from abroad. Encouraged by the IMF and the World Bank to lift tariffs and import bans, and discouraged (or even restricted) from investing in their own agricultural sectors, they went from being net agricultural exporters to net importers — especially of subsidized American wheat. In 1960, Egypt was producing enough wheat to be almost self-sufficient; by 2010, it was importing roughly half the country’s total intake (nine billion tons), making it by far the biggest wheat importer in the world.”

- Annia Ciezadlo, Let Them Eat Bread - How Food Subsidies Prevent (and Provoke) Revolutions in the Middle East, Foreign Affairs, March 23, 2011

While reading previous paragraph I was just like “O Don’t tell me that America was giving out these aids to Middle East so that Middle East would buy wheat from America. I will check stats later but don’t tell me that now - 

And FUCK (sorry). It went exactly nowhere else it could go. 

And this means - IMF promoting cutting down on ‘state hand-outs’ only means - 

America doesn’t care (= nearly equaling to ‘has no brain’

[= it created *successful* dependency on the side of Middle Eastern countries, not giving aids doesn’t mean waiting those countries to recover from dependencies it helped creating.] 

And still today, it is busy, keen, very busy on selling more (tax-payer subsidized) wheats and corns to Middle Eastern countries, constantly surveying weathers and crop situations in those countries. (Lobbies, businesses, bureaucracies scrum together)

August 03, 2012, 4:51pm  0 notes