Capitalism began with sugar argues Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for The World’s Food System. He was talking about a new book he’s working on at a meeting on Critical Agrarian Studies in the Hague in early February. For him, the seven cheap things illustrate some of the key problems with capitalism today, as he explains briefly in this short interview:
[Photo Credit: Sheila Menezes @ http://rajpatel.org/meet-raj/ ]
The colloquium’s rather long title was ‘Global governance/politics, climate justice & agrarian/social justice: linkages and challenges’. You can also see an interview with Raj Patel about global governance here. All the 70 wide-ranging papers presented at the colloquium are available to download and recordings of the keynotes should go up on the Transnational Institute’s website soon.