Tuesday, February 26, 2008


"But Café Britt is not welcome on the Fairtrade scheme. Most of Café Britt's farmers are self-employed small businesspeople who own the land they farm. This is wholly unacceptable to the rigid ideologues at FLO International, Fairtrade's international certifiers, who will only accredit the farmers if they give up their small business status and join together into a co-operative. "It's like outlawing private enterprise," says Dan Cox, former head of the Speciality Coffee Association of America. ..."
Come again?

That's not fair trade that's collectivism/communism dressed up as social responsibility... never mind. Some things really don't change.

Thanks to Samizdata, read the whole article at the Telegraph

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