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Food, Fuel, and Poverty

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  • Richard Risemberg
    Interesting column from reluctant capitalist Thomas Friedman of the ... And a link: http://tinyurl.com/5qhuoe Rick -- Richard Risemberg
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 15, 2008
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      Interesting column from reluctant capitalist Thomas Friedman of the
      NYT. A quote:

      > From Shubra we drive into the desert toward Alexandria. The highway
      > is full of cars. How can all these Egyptians afford to be driving,
      > I wonder? Answer: The government will spend almost $11 billion this
      > year to subsidize gasoline and cooking fuel; gas here is only about
      > $1.30 a gallon. Sounds like a good deal for the poor — only the
      > poor have no cars, and the fuel subsidies mean less money for mass
      > transit.
      >

      And a link:

      http://tinyurl.com/5qhuoe

      Rick

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