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The "Fair Trade" Scam

Do you ever buy coffee or other products marketed as "Fair Trade" because you think it's better for the farmers who produce them?

Yeah, me neither.

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No. Could care less. "Organic" and "Fair Trade" is silly. But it makes someone a buck. That's all that matters.

Nope. I live in the middle of what is left of one of California's largest agricultural communities. Farmers and ranchers will tell you that Organic and Fair Trade slogans are a joke.

And he beholdeth the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet, let down by four corners upon the earth:
Wherein were all manner of fresh fruits and vegetables, and kosher food, and starbucks coffee, and a giant burrito from Chipolte stood.
And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; swipe your credit card and Paul shall also be treated fairly.

But Peter said, Not so Master(card); for I have never eaten any thing that robs me to pay Paul, nor do I tip waitresses because the market is efficient, and that simply allows employers to pay them less.

And the Priceline Negotiator? voice spoke to him again the second time, What I have cleansed, by negotiations in good faith that call not you common.

This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

That was fantastic.

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