"In Other Words, It's Mostly A Marketing Gimmick."

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on December 13, 2009

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Tyler Cowen on the fraud that is “fair trade.” Recall as well this blog post from over three years ago. There are a great many data points available showing that fair trade is a nonsensical policy. Too bad that despite all of the evidence, so many people remain enamored of it.

  • drfredc

    You mean like how natural gas is 'green'.

    Seems like the oil and coal industry should take notice. “Natural Oil” and “Natural Coal” have a nice greenish ring, don't they?

  • drfredc

    You mean like 'natural gas' is now green, though it comes from much of the same source as oil and coal. Perhaps 'natural oil' and 'natural coal' industry should change their marketing scheme by adding “natural” to their product lines.

  • drfredc

    You mean like how natural gas is 'green'.

    Seems like the oil and coal industry should take notice. “Natural Oil” and “Natural Coal” have a nice greenish ring, don't they?

  • drfredc

    You mean like 'natural gas' is now green, though it comes from much of the same source as oil and coal. Perhaps 'natural oil' and 'natural coal' industry should change their marketing scheme by adding “natural” to their product lines.

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