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by Anita Roddick,David Ransom

eBook The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade (No-Nonsense Guides) ePub
Author: Anita Roddick,David Ransom
Language: English
ISBN: 1859843344
ISBN13: 978-1859843345
Publisher: Verso (May 2001)
Pages: 144
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 944
Formats: docx txt mbr lrf
ePub file: 1184 kb
Fb2 file: 1702 kb

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From coffee farming in Peru and cocoa production in Ghana to jeans manufacture in China and the Banana War of Guatemala and the Caribbean, this guide tells the human story behind the products we consume

From coffee farming in Peru and cocoa production in Ghana to jeans manufacture in China and the Banana War of Guatemala and the Caribbean, this guide tells the human story behind the products we consume. Examining the contest between 'free' and 'fair' trade around the world, David Ransom argues that the key question is not whether trade should be regulated or deregulated, but whether it is to be the master or servant of the people

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Meeting the people who grow our bananas and cocoa and make our clothes, this No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade tells the human story behind what we consume. Examin-ing the global contest between free and fair trade, David Ransom argues that the key question is not whether trade should be regulated or deregulated, but whether it is to be the master or servant of the people. And as fair trade products are being turned into brands by large corporations, a new contest opens-it is no longer just a question. of fair versus free, but what kind of fair trade.

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About the No-Nonsense Guides: Major issues facing the world today, complex as they are, are further obfuscatedoften deliberatelyby political and corporate jargon and media spin. By contrast, New Internationalist Magazine has been a leading source of reliable information and clear analysis for the last twenty years. The uproar at the World Trade Organization conference in Seattle focused attention on the conflict between the mainly western-owned global corporations and the poorer nations whose natural resources and cheap manpower sustain corporate profits, and who are also the unwilling purchasers of overpriced and inappropriate goods.

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Items related to The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade (No-Nonsense Guides). David Ransom The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade (No-Nonsense Guides). ISBN 13: 9781904456438. Prior to that he was a teacher and community worker in the East End of London. From coffee farming in Peru and cocoa production in Ghana to jeans manufacture in China and the Banana War of Guatemala and the Caribbean, this guide tells the human story behind the products we consume.

The uproar at the World Trade Organization conference in Seattle focused attention on the conflict between the mainly western-owned global corporations and the poorer nations whose natural resources and cheap manpower sustain corporate profits, and who are also the unwilling purchasers of overpriced and inappropriate goods. In this book David Ransom vividly reveals the realities of trade as experienced by coffee-growers in Central America or the workers making jeans in Bangladesh sweatshops. He examines the roles played by the WTO, UNCTAD, ILO, IMF, G7, and other powerful organizations hiding behind bland initials. Even when their motives are benevolent, he argues, their activities are often inadequate and misguided. About the No-Nonsense Guides: Major issues facing the world today, complex as they are, are further obfuscatedoften deliberatelyby political and corporate jargon and media spin. By contrast, New Internationalist Magazine has been a leading source of reliable information and clear analysis for the last twenty years. This new Verso series of No-Nonsense Guides, published in conjunction with New Internationalist, cuts through the confusion to present the facts and arguments concerning contemporary global issues as accessibly as possible. Concise, comprehensive, and affordable, the No-Nonsense Guides will be of interest to busy people, from school age on, who want to know how the world works.
Vichredag
I'm interested in third-world countries. Some of these countries remain third-world because big corporations of the global North hold them in near-slavery. Ransom's book tells a great deal about how this happens, and some of what can be done to alleviate the problem. I love chocolate, but I am appalled that the cocoa growers in Ghana get only 9 cents a pound for their cocoa beans, but the cocoa beans, made into chocolate bars, are then sold for well over $12 a pound. The growers do nearly all the work, and remain in deep poverty. Ransom tells also of coffee, bananas, clothing, as well as cocoa. Fair trade items are those for which the growers, often in co-ops, get a better price for their product than the big corporations will give them. Fair trade items are usually sold to customers by small companies, and are usually a bit more expensive. Fair trade products are more commonly sold in Europe than the US, but I would hope that Americans will learn about such items as fair-trade coffee, chocolate, etc., and try to buy it when feasible. I am grateful to Ransom for making this information available. I have recently bought & used fair-trade coffee and chocolate, & found both to be excellent and not overly pricey.
Frosha
This is the weakest of the seven no-nonsense guides I have perused so far. Unless you already know quite a bit about fair trade (including the specific examples used in the book) the book is very confusing. To be honest, I am surprised this got past the editors at New Internationalist and Verso. The first chapter, on Chiapas, Mexico, is utterly nonsense (in direct violation of the series title!). It does, however, get a little clearer from there on.
My other complaint is that the author portrays fair trade as a something of a panacea solution to the ills of the non-western world, at least right up until the last chapters. Fair trade, at best, will be one small part of a much larger solution to the disparities between the rich and poor of the world. This book gives something of a disingenuous "good news" feel, as for now, while fair trade is creating some opportunities for a lucky few in the Global South, what it's been really effective at is producing a target niche market for guilt-ridden consumers in the North. Don't get me wrong, we should all feel guilty about our complicity in the problems of the South, and buying fair trade is one small thing each of us can do. But my hunch is that there are folks out there who feel like they're "saving" the world through fair trade purchasing, making it for some, no doubt, yet another conscience-tonic for the well-off.
Chinon
Why would anyone, other than someone promoting the greedy and exploitative nature and practices of free trade, rate this book anything lower than 5 stars? I question the intent of those who have done just that.

This book is a great introduction to the critical importance of fair trade today, exposing the deceptive motives and destructive results of free trade, all while defining and describing the necessity to promote fair trade as the only ethical, moral, and sustainable manner of conducting trade within and without geographical borders.

It's a quick read. It's a must read. Judge for yourself.
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