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Friday, April 6, 2012

Libertarian Solutions: How to feed the hungry people of the world (and knock off endless warfare and a few corrupt dictators) in one easy step

By: Wes Messamore

At the level of production humanity is now capable of in the world today, there is absolutely no reason why anyone should go hungry, and yet so many still do. Why? The answer is no great mystery. The proximate causes and their root cause are easy enough to ascertain. Cross-reference a map of conflict zones in the world with a map highlighting areas of malnourishment and it isn’t difficult to draw the correlation between starvation and war. Look again at which governments rank as the most corrupt, and note that they typically govern nations that also rank as the least well-nourished. Government corruption, then, is strongly correlated with world hunger. Finally, pay close attention to one of the most far-reaching and historically significant, yet under-reported stories of our era: the dramatic rise in global food prices, and it should be no wonder that so many of the world’s people remain hungry even at a time when there’s no good reason for anyone not to have enough to eat...

at The Silver Underground.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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