Thursday, September 22, 2016

From an article interesting on the merits of its major subject, "Why Fruits and Veggies Are So Crazy Cheap in Chinatown," also comes the following interesting revelation:

[Author Valerie] Imbruce knows shoppers often equate low prices with exploitation, but that isn't what she saw on the more than 75 farms she visited. The farmers, she said, were pleased to be growing for the Chinatown wholesalers because they could cultivate an array of crops, leading to economic and agronomic stability.

"Some said it was the best situation they'd had in a long time," she said.
This now-common -- and wrong -- stereotype about capitalism reminds me of "A Hippie Discovers Economics, and You'll Never Guess What Happens Next!," which discusses a sign at a farmer's market that went viral some time back.

-- CAV

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