- Kept more people in farming than otherwise, leading to shortages of labour in manufacturing and services sectors; and
- Blighted the prospects of economic development in poor countries, particularly in Africa.
02 November 2005
Riots in Paris
As far as I can tell nobody else has traced the current riots in Paris back to what I think is one of their main causes: French protectionism and the Common Agricultural Policy. So here goes. By blocking imports of farm products (and textiles and clothing) France, consistently and with great success over the past few decades has:
Posted by Ronnie Horesh at 09:18