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    • Efox
    • 13.11.07 | 06:28 (IST)

    I evaluated the costs of a charity I used to donate to and found that it cost them more to feed one person a meal in Israel, than it costs me to ship the same meal, from Israel to the United States. How can this be, that a complete meal made in Israel and delivered in Israel, should cost more than loading that meal on to air freight to ship it to the other side of the world? There is something wrong with this charity and the root of that is the premise behind it. Who will bake if there is no profit in baking? Who will grind flour when there is no profit in selling it? Who will grow grain, when there is more profit in growing other things? When bread normalizes the price will still be reasonable and other foods may also be normalized. A better way to address poverty would be to create more work and loosen restrictions so that work, pays.

    from the article: Another victory for capitalism
    First published 00:00 12.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.12.07
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