Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution PDF

Fair Trade is an enormously popular idea in Christian and secular circles alike Who, after all, could be against fairness Victor V Claar, however, raises significant economic and moral questions about both the logic and economic reasoning underlying the fair trade movement In this monograph, Claar suggests that, for all its good intentions, fair trade may not be of particular service to the poor, especially in the developing world Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution

About the Author: Victor V. Claar

Dr Victor V Claar is a professor of economics at Henderson, the public liberal arts university of Arkansas, where he specializes in teaching principles of economics courses, and also serves on both the graduate faculty and the Honors College faculty.He is the author of Economics in Christian Perspective Theory, Policy and Life Choices Claar holds two graduate degrees in economics M.A and Ph.D from West Virginia University Prior to arriving at Henderson, he taught for nine years at Hope College in Holland, Michigan Professor Claar spent a recent year as a Fulbright scholar, giving lectures to graduate students at the American University of Armenia He publishes regularly in peer reviewed journals of economics, and recently published a short book about fair trade.

10 thoughts on “Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution

  1. says:

    Interesting read questioning the tactics of fair trade, while highlighting some of its virtues Written in the mid to late 2000s, some of this discussion might be outdated, but not all of the logic rests on current statistics on price of coffee and cu

  2. says:

    Concise and succinct presentation of the economic issues involved with the fair trade movement Highly recommend this quick read in evaluating the fair trade structure

  3. says:

    Claar is an associate professor of economics at Henderson State University in Arkansas He is a Episcopalean writing from a Christian perspective The book particularly analyses the efforts to help coffee growers with fair trade prices Claar concludes that c

  4. says:

    not what I expected He recommends placing our efforts in increasing human capital through education and physical capital through micro financing vs encouraging people to keep growing something that will keep them in poverty

  5. says:

    Good Different angle to helping poor farmers Recommend

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